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dreamsI woke up this morning trying to figure out my inadequacy dream.  It wasn’t an unusual one for me: I had an important class assignment due that I had forgotten about, but I had just enough time to get it in—if I could just get to the right information.  Of course, the frustrating part of the dream is that the book in the library that I need is not there, or I lose my way to the library, or I forget what the assignment is and need to go back to check it, but I can’t find the paper I wrote it down on….. oh, I wake up so tired after these kinds of dreams.

Then when I do wake up enough to know that I’m just dreaming, I start trying to figure out where it came from. It’s been 37 years since I had to turn in a school assignment, so there goes the literal interpretation.

Is it because it is the first day back at work after the holidays and I’m feeling the pressure of everything that has stacked up?

Is it the beginning of a new year with resolutions that I know are going to be hard to keep?

Is it the people close to me that I’m concerned about but can’t do that much to really help them?

Is it because I watched two great football playoff games and two good teams lost on the last play of the game?

Is it a divine message to remind me who is adequate and who is not?

Maybe it’s just the popcorn I ate before going to bed . . .  I don’t really know where it came from—and maybe it isn’t that important.

A word from God did, however, surface as I lay in bed and thought about inadequacy: “I can do all things through Him who gives me strength.”  Philippians 4:13

Then at our LST staff devotional today, Leslee chooses to read to us Ephesians 3:20,21: Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! Amen.

Dreams are ephemeral; God’s Word is real! No matter how inadequate I feel—or am—if my life is lost in His, I’m real too—and more than I can imagine.

Happy New Year!

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