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      I dreamt about swimming…something I’ve never dreamed before. Most of the time, it was a race but not in a pool. It was river water. There were others swimming this race, some really competing, others just going with the flow, so to speak. Most of the time, I was competing to finish, not to “beat” someone else. There were various obstacles, some natural like sticks, logs, rocks, etc but other things were man made, like shallow places where you had to walk, then stairs, up and down steps, and deeper pools where you had to dive in and swim along. The most confusing part was when I found myself in a maze, some of it was water but it was shallow and dirty. Other parts were land, concrete specifically, like an old mall that was closed. I was trying to find my way back to the river and the race. I could see it and hear others but there was a wall between us. I kept getting turned around or running into dead ends, so I was trying to trace back my steps and go back the way I came so I could keep swimming. I wasn’t scared or fearful but irritated and frustrated that I had difficulty getting back to the water. When I was in the water, it was easy and I could swim without tiring. Steady, confident strokes no matter how deep,or shallow the water was or what steps/stairs came along the way. But when I was on “land”, it required much effort and I often ran more than I swam and got lost a few times. It was on land where the confusion and getting lost was the most profound. In the water, I was truly in my element and, even though the water was deep at times and flowed quickly (never raging or turbulent), I never struggled or had fear. On land, people tried pulling me or guiding me in every different directions except I knew they were all wrong. I could smell the water and knew it was where I was supposed to be. I was determined to get back to it and continually pressed on towards it.

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      This is a beautiful dream and God is giving you such clear instructions in it. The simple interpretation is this the water is the spirit realm and also the word of God. Your life is going to be so much easier when you stay in the realm of the spirit and do things God’s way. In the shallow water that is dirty means that you are getting spiritual advice from the wrong source (dirty water, shallow water). You need to stay in the deep. When you are on land you are operating in the flesh and out of your own strength. Hence, you are tired. You get lost and you are earnestly trying to get back to the water because you know that you are striving when you do anything in the flesh. The people on the land are the people also operating in the flesh. They are giving you worldly advice and not godly wisdom and you know it is not correct.

      There are other swimmers in the water because the truth is there are other Christians who are alongside you swimming as well. Their attitude in the water is their attitude in the spirit realm.

      Obstacles are to be expected. God will guide you through, over, and around all of them if you stay in the spirit and close to the Spirit.

      Read these scriptures
      1 Corinthians 9:24
      Hebrews 12:1-2

      God bless

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