Happy October Everyone! It’s amazing how in just three months, 2015 will be over. As the year is coming to a close, I have no choice, but to reflect on the events that have happened this year and ways to have an AWESOME 2016. Last night was the first class of my church’s 30-week 3D Expository Class. The first lesson was about studying and how to do it properly and effectively. My pastor gave GREAT information in a very understanding way. So, my question, at the end of the class, was how do you choose what to study? Growing up, I was told that if you wake up in the middle of the night, God trying to talk to you. I’m not going to lie. I would start out praying and usually would fall asleep, not knowing what else to do or say. Because I did not want it to be to where I was falling asleep on God, I would try to read my BIBLE, but I never knew what to read. The Word Of God has so much information in it that I never knew where to start. It’s funny, now, but I used to say wherever I open that’s what God wants me to read for that day, but I still had no understanding of anything. My pastor told me, in studying, start with your weaknesses and go from there. And it makes all the sense in the world to start off finding what God says about areas that you are weak in.
Last night, I had a dream. Normally, I can’t remember the life-changing dreams ever to tell anybody. Thankfully, I started typing with it still fresh on my mind. In this dream, I, and someone else very close to me, was placed in an old house that was, literally, in the middle of nowhere and was told that we had to find our way back. Normally, in my mind, I would think that whoever placed us here would cover our faces to where we could not see the route, but I saw us being pushed to this old house. After getting our instructions, we tried to walk down the street, going back the same way we got there, and the further we got, the darker it became. We could not see anything but trees. I could not even see my hands and no longer see the house behind us. We stopped realizing that we were getting nowhere fast. By that time, FEAR starts to settle in. In my sleep, I started to feel uncomfortable and afraid, but the dream continued. I started to cry uncontrollably. I realize, now as I type this, that I didn’t scream not one time. The person I was with, screamed the entire time, calling on everyone else, but God. I start to recognize that we were not going to make it out of that place by doing the things that we were so accustomed to doing when feeling like there was no way out of a situation. I, finally, started to pray and asked God to guide us out of this place. Immediately, there was a white light that appeared at the end of the road. We walked toward it. In my sleep, I could feel this PEACE come over my body like no other. The crazy part is, it took not even a minute of walking to get back to where we started out at; where we were pushed. Letting me know, that if we would have just kept walking, instead of stopping, we would have made there. When we arrived, the person that placed us there said, “It took you a shorter time than most people.”
I know as time goes on, I am going to get so many different revelations of this dream. Right now, I’m still in amazement at the PEACE that I felt as I walked toward the LIGHT. It was the most amazing feeling. Having this dream right after going to a BIBLE class that, ultimately, changed my life perspective, made me think more about what my weaknesses are. Most people would, unhesitatingly, think about areas that you sin in on a day-to-day basis. But, for me, some of my weaknesses are: breaking down when I should be believing and trusting, being afraid to make mistakes, and allowing my emotions to take over decisions that I make. Needless to say, these are just a few things that I need to work on in my walk with God. But I feel as I walk closer and closer to and with the LIGHT of the World, I can’t lose. Be Blessed!