Driving a prime mover towing a semi trailer….I was going along the highway and then turned off into a right hand turn…down a hill then I began to go up hill but the road became steeply slanted to the left so that there was a risk of truck tipping to the left down the hill…which was now like a granite hill covered with odd shaped granite rocks under the truck wheels which made it unstable and dangerous to go on.
I got out and looked at situation from behind. To go on up the hill was possible as I had done it before but it needs confidence because of high risks of toppling….to go backwards, back down hill to get out of the situation looked difficult and too risky as well. The I was looking at the rear of trailer from a distance as though I had left it there for someone else to rescue it… (to me) it was stuck in a precariously dangerous position.
Then in another dream straight after…or maybe the same dream…I was with other men on narrow rocky trail…also on steep hill. We were trying to come down after having already gone up to the top. But some rocks were unstable and I was the one identifying the unstable and loose ones and pushing them off..so they would fall and roll out of the way. The others behind me were allowing me to do that. I was telling them for their safety which remaining rocks were not to be trusted…and touched one with my foot…it wobbled precariously – they saw that and understood not to stand on it.
One man was in front of me and I said Are you going to get down sir or not? Trying to encourage him to go forward….he dropped down to the lower ground which allowed me and the others to also move forward and down onto the trail after negotiating that high rocky place…I then leaped with confidence over piles of rocks on the downward track landing on safe ground…then again I lept over difficult rocks onto the clear path and sprinted to the finish line…one other runner was on my left pushing me to go faster as he was trying to beat me to the end…but i got to the end of the track first.
It was announced simply as ‘Dennis !’ by a race caller that I was the winner. And also announced “It is the first time he has one a race”….
I won through confidence. I knew which rocks were not stable and I removed them and pointed them out to others. I was able to leap over piles of rocks that were blocking the last part of the trail easily.
I had been this way before but not had the confidence to go on — the position I found myself in at that time was to overwhelming for me and I turned back. But this time I had grown in understanding and become confident in which rocks to stand upon. I could see the trail and avoid the unstable rocks that do not support and cause one to fall. The guy on my left–is the tendency to look to the soul for guidance.
Knowing God who is the Rock we trust in….
Knowing the way forward with all the risks and perceived fears.
Confidence sees the situation and laughs at the risks – does not even notice them as risks…but moves forward with ease and abandonment.
Made for the High Places.
Made to leap over a wall and run through a troop.
What seemed impossible or to scary for us once – has become easy and matter of fact– it has become our daily route…familiar.
I will finish my race….He will get me there…I will win…though there be obstacles and difficult opposition.
psalm 18:28 For You will light my lamp;
The Lord my God will enlighten my darkness.
29 For by You I can run against a troop,
By my God I can leap over a wall.
30 As for God, His way is perfect;
The word of the Lord is proven;
He is a shield to all who trust in Him.
31 For who is God, except the Lord?
And who is a rock, except our God?
32 It is God who arms me with strength,
And makes my way perfect.
33 He makes my feet like the feet of deer,
And sets me on my high places.
34 He teaches my hands to make war,
So that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.
35 You have also given me the shield of Your salvation;
Your right hand has held me up,
Your gentleness has made me great.
36 You enlarged my path under me,
So my feet did not slip.
37 I have pursued my enemies and overtaken them;
Neither did I turn back again till they were destroyed.
38 I have wounded them,
So that they could not rise;
They have fallen under my feet.
39 For You have armed me with strength for the battle;