One of the major ways God speaks to me is through dreams. It is very easy for me to dismiss them if I don’t take the time to value them and see what God is saying. Not all dreams are from the Lord, but I wonder sometimes how many things I have missed because I didn’t place value on the ones that carried weight.
A particular dream I had happened in a season of major transition in my life. I had just come out of a stressful job situation that I had felt the Lord call me out of. I was in a new season of rest and giving all control over to the Lord. It was actually a very blissful season and one that I am still currently reaping from.
In my dream, I was in a hot air balloon with a bunch of people. A certain leader in my life was sitting on top of the hot air balloon steering and I was at the bottom of the basket. We were about to take off in the balloon but we were not getting enough altitude. There was a ledge we were trying to fly over but the basket caught the edge and the balloon plunged into the water below. The balloon was sinking and the basket was filling up with water. Right when I thought I was going to die, the scene shifted. I was in the hot air balloon now, all by myself. There were a few other friends flying their balloons around me. It was very peaceful and calming. The scene shifted again and I was eating dinner with those same friends, my husband and also my friend who is named Grace. Grace got up from the table and my husband followed her. They both went to their separate places and fell asleep. So I thought to myself I should join them and then I woke up.
When I got my dream interpreted from a trusted leader in my life, the first part of my dream about the person steering the balloon was actually a certain season in my life where God brought me out of. I was in a sense being controlled or steered and God delivered me. When I was alone in my balloon, I was flying with the Trinity and it was very peaceful, it represented my current season. The last part, when Grace got up and left the table and my husband followed, that was interpreted that I needed to trust my husband with the “grace” that he followed. Again, a true interpretation I needed at that time.
I learned so much from that dream because it taught me that Holy Spirit actually wants to give us not only confirmations, but answers to our questions in certain seasons in our life. He is waiting on the other side of your dreams to give you freedom for what you are longing for. It just took me a moment to ask my leader for an interpretation and in turn, I encountered the presence through the prophetic.
By Alesia Brown
December 1, 2016 at 7:13 am
Thank you for sharing your experience. May i ask how your journey in transition went? What were some of the moments that stick out to you in walking out what God had shown you in your dream?
December 1, 2016 at 1:55 pm
Hi Michele! My journey through that particular transition before I had the dream was just stepping out and trusting I was hearing from the Lord. I felt Him call me to step into something different without knowing what the outcome would be. And he definitely came through! What stuck out to me the most in my dream was the fact that God was confirming to me HE was the one that brought me out of that tough place. And not only that, he gave me a key on what to do in this next season, and that was to trust the grace that is on my husband.
December 1, 2016 at 1:47 pm
Thank you for sharing your dream and the process of interpretation. I too get lots of dreams and often I have no idea what the dream means. Some I write down and some I actively seek for answers from other people. At times I look for biblical references to the theme of the dream. My examples 1. I had a dream many years after my mother had passed into heaven. In the dream my mother is in a hospital bed but her left hand has been amputated. There was more but I pondered the left hand being amputated and asked a mentor about it. She mentioned that there are meanings to left and right hands in the bible. The Right hand is the hand of fellowship and the left hand is the hand of judgement. I had to look these references up but the interpretation she gave me was that the judgement I had felt that my mother had of me was taken away. However later I felt it related more to me. 2 In a related dream, my mother was offering me a plate of pate. I could see that the pate was off- and mouldy. So I said to her “No mother don’t give anyone that ancient pate it will make them sick.” I pondered this for many years. One day at a Christmas party a friend was talking about the bitterness of bile and how it originates from the liver. I realised that the pate (which is made from liver) was a reference to bitterness and taking past actions and holding them or offering them to others to share was a reference to bitterness and trying to get others to share in an offense. I realise that these dreams came after my mother had already passed away and were not about her but were a warning to not walk into judgement of others or of sharing an offense that others have nurtured into bitterness. To be careful to deal with matters in a timely fashion.