“Follow your dreams” is a motto of many, but there are some dreams not worth pursuing, and no one mentions those. The touters of “Follow your dreams” focus and almost seem to push “Do what you want” and the feelings behind it and selfish endeavors. They do this to sell their books, make their money, which seems to be their dream.
Practically, there should be limitations. Dreams should not be pursued if:
1. You are the only one that benefits from it.
2. Money, power or fame is the goal.
3. You have to hurt people or God (via sin) to do it.
And the biggest overlooked if: 4. It is counter to your natural abilities and talents God designed you for.
Yes, God wants you to pursue what He put in your heart and skill set and embrace that with all your heart. It is what He designed you for. But He will never desire you to break any of His principles to do it. In fact, He will not reward a selfish, and in fact He is a good Father and will not let that dangerous and joy-stealing outlook to go unpunished. Yes, follow your dreams, by all means, but only where they are pursued for the glory of God and the spirit of humble service for the growth of His kingdom.❤
I believe God took care of unfinished business with someone from my past last night in my weird dream. I dreamed vividly and in color and in a real life situation with a very vivid old friend I had not finished forgiving yet. And it was worked out in the dream and I woke up weirded out but much calmer in my spirit. I think it is cool that God can work on us and help even when we are sleeping. This has rare but welcome. Amazing. 😄❤
I had n some disturbing dreams last night. The first was that I disobeyed my Lord in an area I had previously disobeyed Him. Thr second was that life would be made difficult for me by those around me.
Dreams, in my opinion, are either temptations, fear producers or expressers, a vision from thr Lord, or absolute nonsense, including a trick from the enemy.
So I discarded these dreams and reject them and instead choose stillness.
Stillness, to me, is a choice of clearing time to be alone with God. This can include praise and worship, reading the Bible prayer, or quiet.
When I have dreams like I did last night- super vivid and just not right- I know I have too much on my mind and need some stillness, again meaning time alone with God.
So that is my game plan. It has never let me down. So I am excited to be humble in stillness today when I create an opportunity. I recommend this also. God bless us all!😄❤
As a Christian and doctor who has studied sciences and the brain extensively, I have had many studies in sleep and dreaming and want to share my views for those searching this information.
Some dreams are messages from God (and those are pretty easy to tell that they are from God because they coincide with the truth of the Bible) and others are just a jumble mixture of real and imagined things (in a mix of whatever memories and imagination rolling and tumbling around mixed with anxieties and good thing). I have seen dreams interpreted by people incorrectly and imaginitively. The thing is, our brain’s neurons are always firing, even when we sleep, but cognitively the intentional part of our brain rests, letting the thoughts run wild. So from this I determined the following:
1. Interpret only if the dream is in line with the Bible truths (which means know your Bible).
2. Do not be anxious, angry, full of unforgiveness, tense, etc. when you go to sleep or the neurons respond in kind.
3. Other than those, sleep earlier than you are used to and let the dreams do their thing. Don’t make so much of them if not Bible-friendly. They are just firing thoughts around like they are supposed to. Or someone is messing with your head. ❤
Growing up on a farm in a small town in Michigan, I may have worked hard but I loved every minute of it for I breathed fresh air. I loved the air. Oh how I loved the freedom of running through the fields with the dog, just breathing it in. Freedom. Air. Belting out songs of praise to God for it all. Very little is better than that combination. And on rainy days, we had an amazing upright grand piano I could play to my heart’s content. Oh how I miss playing a piano! And this city life is for the birds. If it were my fecision, we would move to a small cottage on a farm or with a lot of land away from all these people and restore my upright piano so I can play again. That would be amazing. Driving down a country road you pretty much have to yourself is just shy of perfection. Air. Freedom. Piano. Country. Praising God. This to me is what heaven looks like. This is what brings me most to life. God is so good to have given me such a glorious taste of it! He knows what He is doing all the time.❤❤❤