I had a dream last night that I want to share. In my dream I was running the last leg of a triathlon, but as each competitor came out of the water there were no shoes for anyone to wear. I was hobbling through an outdoor mall. All the runners were in pain as their feet hurt from the lack of shoes. I sensed that I was hobbling because I saw others hobbling, but I didn’t really have any pain. The mall was dark, but I knew I would soon exit it into an outdoor area, which was beyond my field of vision. I noticed a shoe store to my right with the logos of well-known athletic shoes displayed. I darted in there knowing I could buy some shoes and quickly resume the race and run much better. I saw several salesmen laughing by themselves in the corner. I rushed up to them asking to buy some shoes in a hurry so I could resume the race. The surprised salesman just bashfully pointed to some socks that were too small to fit anyway. I quickly discerned that I would not get the proper help here. I woke up just as I was about to join the race again.
I asked the Lord what he was trying to tell me. I feel that I cannot put my trust in man in any way. It’s not going to be easy, but it will be glorious.
It seems like you are saying that many of our dreams are significant but most of us dont take them to the Lord. I had a dream 2 weeks ago that I was running down a steep cliff in a storm at dusk… it was high up on a mountain and I was coming down and could see the drop off below. There was a town down there and it was so far away because I was so high up. I was running and slipped over the edge. I pawed at the grass and cliff stones as my feet dangled out below me. Someone reached down and took me by my right forearm just as I thought I could not hold on any longer.
I forgot the dream until I woke up and was on my early morning walk with my dog. It came bouncing back into my head in technicolor. This is when I know the dream has significance.
I should probably ask the Lord who it was in the dream that saved me. But I kind of know the answer. Is it wrong to assume without prayer? [Often we find after praying that our assumptions were incorrect, but not always. PR]