Have you ever had a dream be so big, and so bold, that it had you wondering who you wanted to be with?
I awakened from a dream yesterday morning, and the intensity of the dream has stayed with me for the most part of yesterday, and today.
In the dream, an old boyfriend, whom I dated 35 years ago, came back to me, and wanted me to marry him. He told me that if I would marry him, he would buy me a house. (Clue #1 bribes don’t usually change things in matters of the heart. Clue #2 Old people can have dreams like young people.) I was conflicted.
I was now dating another young man (because in the dream, I was young, again) who was tall, thin and had medium brown hair. I guess you could say, he had that all American track star type build. This dream left me wondering the meaning of this:
“who do I want to be with.”
(As of next week, I’ll be married 33 years, so I knew this was symbolic.)
My old boyfriend, and I, were talking and went inside of a church like structure. We sat down on the back pew. After we sat down, the new boyfriend walked in and sat a few rows in front of us, and the agony warred inside of me. I didn’t want to hurt anyone because of the choice I would have to make.
After a few moments, my new boyfriend got up and walked out. I quickly got up, told the old boyfriend that I would be back in a moment, and I hurried out to catch my new love before he could get away.
When I caught up with him I said, “I’m sorry. I don’t know how to handle this.”
He said, “I thought you wanted to be with me.”
I told him, “I do want to be with you….”
Then I woke up. I couldn’t forget this dream. It invaded my mind and wouldn’t let go. Instantly, I knew that there was some kind of meaning behind it. I just wasn’t sure what it was.
As I pondered the dream, I realized it meant one of two things…either
- 1. I was supposed to let the things of the past (the old boyfriend) stay in the past, or
- 2. I was supposed to return to my first love (Rev 2:4 “Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken your first love.” (ditch the new one))
As I struggled through the day to try to determine the meaning, I prayed and thought about the heart connection that I had in this dream…and it was an intense heart connection (honestly, G rated dream).
God finally revealed to me the meaning of this dream. I’m always telling Him (God) “I want to be with you,” but the distractions of life are always getting in the way. The symbol for my new boyfriend became Christ, and though the heart connection I felt was so very strong…I was letting distractions (symbol: old boyfriend) get in the way.
How many of us with our good intentions get side tracked by something and leave the path we were on. We must decide and focus vividly, and intently on, the path we choose to take in life.
Distractions in life can move us just a degree or two, and we could end up miles off our course.
Figuring out who we want to be with… in business and in life, is important for our success.
People lose focus. In my dream…that’s what God was saying…”You’re losing focus. I want to be with you. Do you want to be with me?”
We were told yesterday morning, on a call, that we need to guard ourselves against the toxins in life… and with that comes getting focused and knowing who, and what, those toxins are. Surround yourselves with people who you want to be with. Those who help your focus, and those who lift you higher.
The lesson in this story:
Get focused, chart your course, set your sail and know where you want to be, and who you want to be with…