Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Future

Okay, now you get to hear another section of the skateboarding dream. The dream actually was not about skateboarding. It was about traveling to the cool side of a park. I was on the dark and dreary side, but I could see, a few miles away, the sun breaking through the clouds onto the beautiful, green side of the park. There are many sections of the dream, with many different meanings. But once again, I'm choosing one section to focus on today.

In one part of the dream, Jesus came up to me and said, "Your horse is back from the other side of the park, and he needs you." My horse had gone ahead of me to the other side of the park to prepare the way. He had returned early because he had gotten tired and was getting sick. I needed to take care of him.

I started taking care of my horse, but soon became distracted with another section of the dream. I'll tell you about that section, because it is important. I had taken my horse into a barn, but then climbed into a stall that was full of mud. There were other people in the mud, and we were all moving around in the mud, learning to deal with it. I thought I was being very productive, until Jesus came to me again and reminded me that I needed to take care of my horse. I tried to show him what I was accomplishing, but he just looked at me with a sad expression on his face.

I climbed out of the stall and saw that my horse was now on the ground, very sick. I rushed to take care of him.

When I was interpreting the dream, I had no idea what the horse represented. I knew that the cool side of the park represented my future/destiny. Jesus was helping me learn how to get there properly when I was skateboarding. I also knew that the muddy stall represented my past and present problems that I was trying to deal with or live with. But I was confused why my horse had gone out before me to the cool side of the park. I asked God what the horse was supposed to be. He said, "Your prayers."

I immediately got the download. The horse represents my prayers, and my prayers go out before me, into the future, preparing the way. I knew that it was vital that I pray for my future now, and stop focusing so much on my past problems that I had let create the muddy present mess. I'm currently realizing what all that mud is, and I'm shaking it off my feet. We think it's okay to talk about our past and present problems, trying to deal with it and process through it. It's good to do that, but not OVER and OVER. All that we're doing is dwelling in our junk! We need to brush the past off of our shoulders once and for all, and start stepping out of agreement with our present problems and make them our past problems. Then we can brush those off our shoulders also.

What is important right now is preparing for my future. Praying and sending those prayers forth into my future, going ahead and planting those seeds, it really has power and works! At the time of the dream, I was really focusing on a lot of problems, and had stopped paying attention to the future. Therefore, my horse had to come back because it was sick. Looking at my prayers as something that really does birth something in my future was huge for me! I had never seen it that way before. I'd spent a lot of time praying about the present issues in my life (that's not bad, but the future is important too).

God gives me dreams about friends so I'll know what He wants me to pray for them. The past week, I've had dreams about several of my friends' futures. It really caught me off guard, until I remember the horse in my dream. So I want to encourage all of you to stop dwelling in your past and current problems or mistakes. And stop trying to deal and live with them. How can we start to make changes so that they'll be obsolete? And be constantly praying for your future! Those prayers go out in front of us and prepare the way, then come back and carry us there.

Staring at the blank page before you
Open up the dirty window
Let the sun illuminate the words that you can not find
Reaching for something in the distance
So close you can almost taste it
Release your inhibitions

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