Volumes of Dreams


Lagos, Nigeria, 2014

The Dream

“Avoid the Shower!”

I was having a shower in a bathroom with multiple faucets, one of the taps had very dirty water in it but I turned to another, whilst I was trying to use it I noticed a big yellow snake with red rattle tail coming out of the drains and the head of the married women’s fellowship I belong to [name given] seemingly came to call me away from the bathroom.

I eventually was aware of 3 snakes, one in my secondary school which I left years ago and another I cannot recall now… Over the last 2 years I have constantly dreamt of soiled toilets and particularly of being at either a train station or airport, the last of such dreams was last week,where despite getting to the airport early I still missed the flight,I saw the plane on the tarmac and explained to the duty station manager that I shouldn’t be missing the connecting flight for any reason, he still went on to deny me boarding. Other occasions over the last 2 years I will either get on the train/plane just before the doors close or wait for the next one.

The Interpretation

God wants to see a season change for you, to position you in a higher place of impact for the Kingdom of Light. So He’s providing you insight concerning just how you can get there.

Your Creator designed you very specifically to do the work He has for you. He has given you experience, resources, and desire. You have it going on, girl! What is holding you back is the age-old common-to-man battle against fear.

None of us ever totally conquer this, but I believe that the battle diminishes as our faith builds through the Word and personal experience. Unfortunately, we often suffer from spiritual Alzheimer’s, and for every couple of steps we move forward, we find ourselves falling back one… often without noticing.

What helps me in this struggle is to remember that worry is actually faith as well, only the faith is in the power of our spiritual enemy rather than the power of a loving God. In challenging times, I think of the 12 spies sent into the Promised Land. All but two had faith in the size of the men they saw, rather than in the size of their God… no comparison! You and I need to be those two!

God is showing you a pattern, a cycle he wants to break. For every time the yellow snake with the red rattler appears (the battle against fear), there are multiple opportunities to wash it off, to resist it, to rebuke it… to cling to the promises of God. And when the lies come whispering in our ears, we must be careful which voice (stream of water) we listen to.

Of course, you already knew this, but knowing and doing are entirely different. I pray we both move to higher levels of faith in God as it applies to our challenges, even this very week as we move into the new year. Use as a weapon what you already know:

Psalm 139:14- I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Isaiah 54:4- Do not fear, for you will not be ashamed; Neither be disgraced, for you will not be put to shame. Philippians 1:6- Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. 2 Timothy 1:7- For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and love, and of a sound mind. Isaiah 41:10- So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Dreamer Feedback or Outcome

I am indeed grateful for your interpretation and words of encouragement. It is 4:28 am and I have been up since 3 am once again worried about what seems like a 3 year career siege but reading your comments really offered strength and perspective. I am most grateful and pray God to reward you abundantly. I will return with a testimony of turnaround this quarter to His glory.

Remember: Each of us receives our own dreams, and each of us knows our own state of affairs. Dreamers are intended to make the best interpreters of their own dreams as they grow in understanding of the parabolic language of dreams.

I’m not you, but that’s my view! Every Blessing!


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