Be warned… if you ever have an artist friend or two, they will dream about you. In my world I happen to be surrounded by artist.
Recently one of them had a dream about me. Let’s call her Momma Brilliant.
She dreamt a simple dream of holding one of her babies on her lap.
It was simple until she realized the baby had a mouth full of buttons and the babe was choking on those buttons. Momma B quickly wrapped her arm around the middle of her child and worked to dislodge the buttons and clear the airway. She woke up with a start and a quick realization that the dream was meant for me.
Here are her exact words. “Rozy don’t let yourself choke on closures.”
That might not mean anything to some people, but it hit me like a ton of bricks.
Closures are the things in my life that have shifted or changed and are beyond my control.
My mind can hold onto things that are past or are negative, and it rehearses and rehearses upon those things until it literally chokes.
Here is where God is amazing and so kind. I understood the dream. God is the Momma and he has me right on his lap. I have a mouth full of troubling thoughts I’m sucking on, just like a child would on buttons.
I have an overactive tongue so this dream hit home for me. Have you ever had a cavity your tongue couldn’t stay away from? The tongue is a sensitive part of the body and it has a propensity to return to a part of the mouth that feels off. It goes over and over it until it is literally raw!
My mind stand for my mouth in that dream. My mind has been raw lately from all the happenings around me.
As I read through the Bible, I continue to fall more and more in love with David.
David’s secret weapon in the midst of his greatest struggles is that he would STOP and Worship. He would rehearse the greatness, power, and faithfulness of God. David would then go forward because he would encourage himself in the Lord.
So I’m spitting out the buttons and meditating on the goodness of God.