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foam hands...

Thursday, March 14, 2013

i was up almost all last night. not to give you all my life issues. but i couldn't sleep, just worrying about all the stuff i have goin' on. Financial, emotional, physical, spiritual, family, ect.

FINALLY, about 5:20am, this morning i fell asleep, reason i know this, is because i had a dream. emoticon i need to write it down, so i won't for get it. i hardly remember dreams, but i woke up, and my heart was happy and at peace. then, i started my worrying again, how stupid, uh? emoticon

so, warning, dream sequence coming up...

ANYWAY, ever have one of those dreams where it felt so real? emoticon i had this dream that my sister, my daughter (who is 17) and a friend from work, and myself entered a mud race emoticon (like the warrior dash, ect... you run a 5k, with mud, fire, through water, over large barriers, might i add, i have ALWAYS wanted to do one, it is on my list of goals to do next year). we were all getting ready, and then i noticed i lost my license. i was searching for it all over the place, my husband and son were there, and my husband said to just run, i don't need it. everyone (sister, daughter, friend) was way ahead of me, but i started catching up with them! i was only a lap behind (don't know why, but it was a 3 lap course, usually, you only go through once).

i came up to the top of this hill and looked over the top, and there was a huge hole, with stairs leading down. it looked to be about 20 stories or so. i want to catch up to everyone, (i could see my group, at the bottom, just running out). so, i started running down the steps, it was taking too long so i put my arms on the railing and lifted up my feet and started sliding down, i was making up so much time! emoticon

before i knew it, i noticed that i had slid too far, it was dark, deep and wet, started running back up the stairs, the flights began to separate, and the only way to get back up was to jump about 20 feet, upwards, and try to catch the rung of the next flight of stairs. i KNEW there was no way i could make it. emoticon something inside me said, "shout to the Lord, He will hear you, He will help you." i started praying, pleading, yelling to God to help me, as i was running toward the large gap between flights of stairs (committed to the action and just believing) when i saw these HUGE foam hands (no i don't know why they looked like the foam hands you get at sporting events), i knew they were God's hands, i jumped without doubt, raised up my hands, knowing that there was no way possible i could make it on my own, but trusted that i could do it with God's help, those hands reached out, grabbed my hands, and tossed me up to the area i was supposed to stop at and then i kept running praising God the whole way! emoticon

then my alarm went off. emoticon

you know, i read once that there is only enough room in your heart for one... worry or faith... emoticon i choose faith... when i start to worry again, i need to remember the foam hands are there, ready to catch me, just start running, don't doubt, just jump!
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RX_2_RV 3/17/2013 10:29AM

    Now that was a REAL leap of faith! It sounds like your dream is telling you that you are on the right path, as difficult as it may be at times. Even when you feel like you are not as far as you wish you were, you are further than the person that never started!

emoticon That mud 5K sounds fun! Never heard of that before! I'll have to check it out. I'm working up to a regular old 5k by the end of the summer. (I'm hoping sooner than that, but I'm giving myself some wiggle room.)

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TEDYBEAR2838 3/15/2013 7:11PM

    Faith is ALWAYS the best solution to life's problems
and circumstances!

Good Choice!

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LOVE2MY3 3/15/2013 2:43PM

    You are always so positive! You can find the good in everything, and you have such a gift for inspiring others. Just reading your posts make me want to be a better person. Thank you for sharing your wisdom and cheer with all of us! emoticon

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MYRTLE811 3/15/2013 6:26AM

  What a beautiful story to think of those foam hands reaching out to you. That was your message to keep whenever you are feeling stressed. Those hands are there to take caare of you; I'll think about that today. It comforted me to and reminded me of that saying, "let go and let God."
Thankds.

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TERESA6262 3/14/2013 8:37PM

    I LOVE it! Thanks for sharing! I wish I could remember dreams...I rarely do.....

Psalm 40:2

2 He lifted me out of the slimy pit,
out of the mud and mire;
he set my feet on a rock
and gave me a firm place to stand.
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{sounds familiar???}

1Peter 5:6-7

6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, 7 casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.
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LBART85 3/14/2013 1:40PM

    This is awesome emoticon for posting

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AEGISHOT 3/14/2013 12:26PM

    "Foam hands", I will never forget that in a hurry. The Lord will never forget His own people.

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CCBULLDOG 3/14/2013 10:07AM

    I hate nights that I can't sleep...when my daughter called off her engagement (after dating the guy for 7 years) I thought I'd never sleep again emoticon Worry, worry, worry all night long emoticon I started having a glass of wine at night just to make me sleepy emoticon (that's great until you have to get up at 2am for a tinkle break...and you're wide awake with rolling thoughts once again) emoticon Uggg...Glad you did get a minute or two of sleep...and you got a message from your dream...(wish there was a foam hand emoticon) emoticon I think God is reminding you he's there with you...I had a sparkfriend during my struggles with my daughter tell me "put it in Gods hands"...I remember thinking it's such a simple thing, yet I have to remind myself to keep doing that...my plan may not always be Gods plan. I'm happy to say, my daughter is married now (not to the 7 year boyfriend but a boyfriend she knew less than a year) emoticon I am putting it all in Gods hands (and sleeping through the nights) emoticon Take care sparkfriend!

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