Do you know who you are? I mean, do you really? Do you know what you are called to do? Why did God make you? Think about it!
Why did He make you? Not, why did He make your friend or your neighbour? Not even, why did He make your twin sister? Why did he make you? What was it He made you for?
You are fearfully and wonderfully made, and He had a good, pleasing and perfect plan for your life when He designed you. You know that you are unique. So, who are you? And when you can answer that with confidence, then you also know who you are not. Some of you will find it easier to answer the ‘not’ part first. But make sure you also discover who you are.
Now, what has your identity and your calling got to do with dreams? Well, everything. God speaks to us each according to who we are. That should not be a surprise to us. Even in Grade 1 at school children are taught how to alter the way they talk according to their audience, so why should it be any different with God?
Remember that dreams have a purpose so when you are given a dream you are expected to do something with it. God would not give you a dream that He has not designed for you to be able to deal with. So, you need to interpret your dreams based on who you are and on what He has intended for you to do. Consider your calling, your gifts and your character. God has given you all of these.
For example, if you are pastoral and intercessory, then it would not be unusual for Him to give you dreams containing specific people so that you can pray for them. It still does not mean that you need to go and share your dream with them. God is giving you insight for the purpose of prayer.
For those of you like me who do not have a call or gifting to pray on behalf of other people then people in your dreams are less likely to be literal, and more likely to be symbolic. Remember that one is not better than the other. We are all unique. We have our calling. We each need to steward the call, the gifts and the character that God gave us, and use these to help us understand what God speaks to us, in whatever manner that happens.
So, who are you?
Timothy, author and friend of God, shares out of a place of daily walking face-to-face with the Lord, encountering both the angelic and the saints of old, seeing and understanding things from a heavenly perspective.