There are many ways to lose what you have. Theft is one of the more painful means of loss. Our dreams define our vision, our aspirations and hopes which ultimately spell our standards and expectations … sooner or later determining what we become. To kill a man by a fiery execution is wicked but mercifully swift, but to take his dreams is to subject him to a slow and gradual decay … similar to watching worms from a corpse attached to his living body slowly eat into his organs while he can live to see it … the slow death-by-parasite reserved to punish the worst of offenders.
1Ki 3:18 And it came to pass the third day after that I was delivered, that this woman was delivered also: and we were together; there was no stranger with us in the house, save we two in the house. 19 And this woman’s child died in the night; because she overlaid it. 20 And she arose at midnight, and took my son from beside me, while thine handmaid slept, and laid it in her bosom, and laid her dead child in my bosom. 21 And when I rose in the morning to give my child suck, behold, it was dead: but when I had considered it in the morning, behold, it was not my son, which I did bear. 22 And the other woman said, Nay; but the living is my son, and the dead is thy son. And this said, No; but the dead is thy son, and the living is my son. Thus they spake before the king.
For dreams to be stolen there are at least three conditions … first, you must be in a state of vulnerable sleep … a time of carelessness, stupor and drunkenness … foolishly trusting to lie with the devourer that feigns companionship, misreading the signals and not hearing the call from your maker screaming “Awake O sleeper”. Second, you must be close to the thief … an agent planted by the destroyer who threw away his own dreams in a fit of pride in the eternal past. Finally, no one wants dead dreams …you must have a living dream, a hope and expectation of a beautiful future and a glorious end.
In the Bible story, we see all three conditions and the woman who wakes to discover after close careful scrutiny of her situation, that the baby in her arms does not belong to her. The king, Solomon gives a judgment and restores the living baby to the rightful mother and they hail the wisdom of God.
The King of kings neither slumbers nor sleeps. He sees and knows all. That which was stolen will be returned and there will be a restoration. God will demonstrate His wisdom in the land. Parasites and thieves will be exposed and destinies will be repaired in Jesus name.
But wake up to your Redeemer, hear Him call … receive grace to depart from your spiritual and physical harlotries.
Isa_52:1 Awake, awake; put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city: for henceforth there shall no more come into thee the uncircumcised and the unclean.
As Nigeria’s social-political challenges mount, a mass participation protest, named “Stolen Dreams Walk,” has been announced … to take place on Thursday, May 1, 2014
As your dreams and future are restored, God will no more permit the conditions for a worse encounter of larceny. Amen. Rejoice and praise Him.