Jacob’s Ladder: Recapturing DreamsJul 26th, 2013 | By Jacob | Category: Editorials
Sweet dreams from the night hours are shattered by the sounds that awaken me in the morning. The burdens of the day crush any memories of those dreams beneath their weight.
I struggle to recapture the dreams. They tease me with the promises of their sweet kisses but they are elusive and playfully they run away.
The morning coffee cuts through the clouds of what the dreams may have been and they are gone forever.
Were they dreams of love?
Were they dreams of money?
Were they dreams of success?
Or, were they nightmares?
What had I been thinking of that seeped into my subconscious and gave birth to a dream?
As a child, I used to daydream a lot and I still daydream. The daydreams are different now than then but they do have one thing in common; when I daydream, I dream about happiness.
When I think about my reality, I realize that I am much happier than I am sad. Too often, I dwell on the downside of things rather than think about all the blessings God has given me and He has given me oh so much. I have a great family, a job I love and oh so many friends who I love.
I will try not to let my mind be crowded with worry about the tasks I have to do. Instead, I will try to honor my God by thanking Him for giving me strength for the task.
Father, I thank you for the many blessings in my life. So many times, I mistakenly think of burdens when I should be looking at blessings. Father, forgive me for doing that. In Jesus’ name, amen.
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