A few weeks ago, I had a dream that I was in a bedroom with my mother. What I took away from this dream is that a father’s love is everlasting and always desired. In fact, I believe it is what God always intended. In the dream I experienced many feelings such as loss, sadness, anger, denial, and hurt. No one was there to help me in the dream as I returned to my childlike ways. For instance, when I was young child I would cry and scream when I didn’t have it my way. Although there may be much shame to that it is evident that those ways when I was a child served a purpose in my life and currently have a deeper meaning.
Ecclesiastes 3:1 “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:”
My mother and I did not always have the strongest relationship and in the dream that theme was consistent. I begged her to get my father to come back but she told me she couldn’t help me. What was even more interesting in this dream is that I was watching my disappointment happen. It was as if I was having an outer body experience because in that moment I was actually not that child. In waking life, I can understand that this dream served as a way for God to show me that he is my father that I’m truly missing because I have expectations that he is present. I lost my earthly father to Co Vid earlier this year and it has not consumed me but instead challenged me. In my dream I was desiring my earthy father but in real life it was my heavenly one. We can often feel far away from God. Some of us right now may be yelling in anger or denial because he is not doing what we want to see happen in our lives. He may be allowing disappointment in our lives. However, all of it serves a bigger purpose!
1 Corinthians 15:51 “Behold! I tell you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed.”
Some people may still expect you to behave like a child. But when we come to an understanding of what God expects of us compared to what we expect of him, we realize a lot is asked to those a lot is given to. Reality is this life is not our own. No one here belongs to us, but everything is simply a gift. So when someone tries to label you to the child you once were before your awareness in Christ take that as an opportunity to let God’s light shine through you. Jesus died for our sins because God loved us so much. We are all his children. We have victory through Jesus Christ to fight any battle we may be facing.
1. None of us are subject to the child we were as God continues to work through us. Paul assures us of this as Christ Died for us. 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. Parents may let us down but God is forever Present and guides us, even though we may not be able to physically touch him. Psalm 27:10” For my father and my mother have forsaken me ,But the Lord will take me up.”
3. The Lord is our father and even our earthly fathers can not provide what our heavenly father can satisfy.
4. Some of us may struggle with letting other things go besides our loved ones such as: jobs, material items, addiction, lust, abandonment issues. This may be because they have served as our comfort for so long.