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The word dream can be defined and explained in so many ways by difference persons. In this article, I am not just concerned about the dreams that we have when we are asleep. I am writing about aspirations, desires, visions, ambitions and life generally.
This dream cuts across all men and women in life, and it affects majority of things we do including our relationships.
“And the king said unto them, I have dreamed a dream, and my spirit was troubled to know the dream.” (Daniel 2:3. KJV)
In the scripture quoted above, we see a king in desperate need of insight into his dream, howbeit night dream. It is also recorded in Daniel chapter 4, where the same king on another occasion, called out for someone to interpret his dream. The Story of Joseph in the Bible is a popular one. He was a dreamer and an interpreter of dreams. Everyone can have a dream and it is not just one dream.
It is not just enough to have dreams, it is important that you have someone who can interpret your dreams. A dream without interpretation is useless and ends in frustration. A dreamer that has no interpreter would run “mad”. That is why you see many people doing all they could to find interpretation to life questions and puzzles.
An interpreter of your dreams, your vision and your aspiration is like a life saver in a drowning incidence. In Daniel 2:10 -11 “The astrologers replied to the king, “No one on earth can tell the king his dream! And no king, however great and powerful, has ever asked such a thing of any magician, enchanter, or astrologer! The king’s demand is impossible. No one except the gods can tell you your dream, and they do not live here among people.” NLT
According to this scripture, the dream I am writing about is not what men can interpret for you. People can make guesses and give suggestions that fall into a kind of permutation. Those are wild guesses; they may or may not come to pass. Do not trust in them.
The people talking to the king were wise to say “The king’s demand is impossible. No one except the gods can tell you your dream, and they do not live here among people” There is only one God. Seeking for the gods is a waste of time. The Lord God is one. It is only God, the creator of all mankind that can give you the meaning you are looking for in life.
If you want your dreams interpreted you must go to God. We are to submit to his sovereignty. Psalm 100:3 states clearly that it is him that made us, we did not make ourselves. He has the plan for our lives and knows why we are here. To evade this is to sign up for an endless chase of shadows. That opens people up to living for chances, luck, undefined labour and demonic influences. This is a weariness of soul and body.
We are to call on God in fervent prayers. Set out time to pray and enquire from God what he want you to do. “And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do” (Acts 9:6.KJV) Saul was wise to ask this question at his conversion. He did not just assume anything.
Many of us today, find ourselves in confusion of activities trying to please men. We end up not attaining any meaningful life. This is a painful truth, but it is time to change. Make efforts to end the frustrations of life, enquire from God.
Study the word of God. Inside it is the wisdom and the power of God, revealed to mankind. Study to know God’s dealing with people in the past. Find out what the word says about the future. Learn about how to serve God acceptably and find out godly principles that has helped people to achieve success in life. Diligently apply the truth in the word to your life and you will be amazed at the result you will get.
God gives gifts to men who are filled with his Spirit, these men like Joseph and Daniel can be of help to us. We must prayerful seek them out. Do not throw yourself to any person to do this. There are many deceivers out there who are out to make money from people. They pose as solutions to people seeking meaning in life, beware.
Be prepared to offer service to people. That is the secret in a dream. God wants to bless people through us.
*I have published this article in some other sites: I feel led to post it here for someone.