Friday, January 14, 2011

Dream A Little Dream.....

About six months ago I had a dream that I had a baby.

In the dream I was in the hospital giving birth, but I didn't feel any pain.  Then, all-of-a-sudden, the doctor hands me this tiny baby.  The baby looked like it was premature and unhealthy.  As I was holding the baby, it started to shrink.  I felt extremely stressed out because as the baby got smaller, I had a hard time keeping a hold of it.  By the end of my dream, the baby was so small that I dropped it (I am saying "it" because I can't remember if it was a boy or girl) and had to use a magnifying glass and tweezers to pick it up.

I know...weird.

I woke up from that dream thinking it was just another one of my weirdo vivid dreams that probably doesn't mean anything.

But then I kept having dreams that I was having premature babies.

A month after that dream, I had another dream that I had a tiny, premature baby and was stressed out about it.

And then again the following month.

I finally decided that I needed to pray about it and see if God was trying to tell me something that I wasn't getting.

As I was praying God started showing me what it all meant.  He showed me that the desires and dreams that He puts in our hearts, are just like babies.  We need to take time to grow and mature our dreams because if we try and make them happen outside of the perfect timing of God....they might not survive.

Women are pregnant for around 10 months.  During that time, the baby slowly grows in them and they begin to change as well.  The time between conception and delivery give both momma and baby a chance to grow, prepare, and adjust.  If a baby comes too soon or doesn't come out soon can mean bad news.

Our goals and dreams need the same kind of patience and care.

When it's time for the baby to come there are unfortunately labor pains.   Right before the baby comes is the hardest work.

Sometimes we have to go through hard work and pain in order to see our dream come alive.

There are times when a mommy-to-be just wishes she could hold her baby already and not have to wait, but she knows that the health of her baby depends on it not arriving too soon.  After all the waiting, the worry, and the pain....none of it is remembered as she finally holds her little one.

God's timing is everything.

The reason I was having dreams about premature babies is because I was wanting to make some changes in my life before their time had come.   I was impatient (no shocker there), irritated, and trying to do things in my own strength and in my own timing.  If I would have kept pushing even though it wasn't the right time, things might not have worked out for me.  God revealed to me that just because it wasn't time yet, didn't mean my dream or goal wasn't going to happen.  He was trying to get me to see that if I would just allow myself to trust Him with my dream....He would take it and make it into something that I could never achieve in my own strength.  My heart is connected to Jesus' heart.  My will is to do His will.  My dreams are His dreams.  My purpose is Him. Why wouldn't the Sower harvest what He planted?  Knowing this helped me have patience. Even though it was hard...I waited.  

Not too long ago, I finally dreamed I had a healthy two-year-old....

It's go time.

Stay tuned.......

Sweet dreams till sunbeams find you,

K to the T


  1. Kate, I am happy that your dreams are about patiently waiting for for your life to be easier, happier, fulfilled. I have said it before, when you are happy with yourself, everything will fall in place.
    We are your people. We will be here for you when you are patient and when you are not.
    Love you, MOM

  2. Thanks, Katie. For someone like me, who is in a major period of transition in life, this is such an important message. I definitely feel like God has been up to something in my life for the last year or so, and I think maybe I'm starting to get a handle on what it might be. It's exciting, and my natural inclination is to run full speed ahead. But maybe it's still premature. I don't know. I haven't dreamed about any babies lately...

  3. Awesome. Love it. Modern day female Joseph?

  4. I appreciate the message here.

    Just wait until you're pregnant. I had the weirdest dreams. I'll write about those sometime, but suffice it to say that I dreamt a spider had spun a web around my giant four-poster and wouldn't let me out until I produced thousands of babies... ahhhh

  5. Love this!

    I could go onto a diatribe about dreams and what Ive learned from my predecessors about dreams from the evolution of human conscience from how we first used to dream in 'survival mode' in ancient times to the Metamorphoses of current stress and fear based tosses-and- turns with lack of(REM).

    But I would not go along with science on this one and agree with Momma Mcnemar.... when we are happy with ourselves, everything will fall in place. love u forever ... Adam

    heres some real nerdy but cool articles on dreams if you find time taken from
    the international association of studying dreams.

    copy and paste to browser

  6. Mom - Thank you for always being there for me, even when I shoot through life with all engines fired and no desire to slow down and listen.

    Joseph - Thank you so much for stopping by The Dailies! :) I've been saying for the last few years that I know God is up to something in my life. I guess I thought the "something" would just show up one day in a pretty little package and all would be well. What I realized recently is that the patience and endurance we learn during the waiting is part of "something" that God is doing in our lives. We are so used to everything in our lives happening so quickly (fast food nation), so when God takes his time we get ants in our pants. :)

    Nick - Thank you! It's hard to imagine that Joseph still honored God after years of slavery. Joseph is a hero of mine, and I hope that I can honor God while waiting for what He has promised me; promised us.

    Kristin - If my dreams get any more vivid when I'm pregnant then I don't know if I'll allow myself to fall asleep. LOL! :) Hmmm....your spider dream sounds interesting.

    Adam - Love you forever as well!! Dreams have always fascinated me. I will definitely check out the articles you suggested.

  7. Beware of the Terrible Two's. Those things will hide and poop in the closet.

    Wait, what were we talking about again? I think I lost the metaphor.

  8. Aw, ruined the surprise. I was going to blog about two-year-olds pooping in a closet as a metaphor for how we like to hide our sin from God. Thanks a lot.


    But seriously, I will most likely one day write a blog about pooping. It will change your life.

  9. Several years ago, a friend who was an employee prayer group that met most mornings before work stopped me as we were leaving. He was uncomfortable, but said that he felt he should tell me that he had seen a vision several times when praying next to me.

    He said he saw me standing in a field, holding a baby, and that I looked happy. Then he walked me through it...that babies are often metaphorical of dreams or purpose come true or beginnings of something new related to purpose; a feeling of fulfillment after a period of waiting.

    I don't think I've yet reached the point he envisioned me...where I've found a dream that I've fully embraced. But I remember that vision and it reminds me of purpose...that there IS something out there that will fulfill my hopes, with God's guidance.


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