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When people hear the word ‘Dream’, the first thing that comes to their minds is the dream in a sleep at day or night time. That’s not what I’m talking about in this subject. The point I’m addressing is the dream that takes place when both eyes are wide open; a conscious dream.

The attitude of a man determines the content of his dream; the content of his dream determine his destination. The attitude of a person decides the type and amount of symbols of his dream; the type and amount of symbols of his dream decide his end. For every dream, there are codes. The ability to decode the symbols of a man’s dream gives interpretation to his destination. Everybody wants to dream without realizing that dreaming with a wrong attitude is disastrous. Everybody wants to dream without knowing that dreams can either make or maim depending on the attitude of the dreamer. Some dreams take a man to the palace; some take a man to the gallows. Attitudes determine dreams; dreams determine destinations.

When the chief baker saw that the interpretation was good, he said to Joseph, “I also was in my dream, and there were three white baskets on my head.” – Genesis 40:16

Some people never tell their dreams until they know how favorable the interpretation of another man’s dream is. That is a wrong attitude. People who refuse to say their dreams had wrong attitudes before they had the dreams, therefore, the interpretations never end up well. Those with wrong attitudes use the interpretations of other people’s dreams to determine the outcomes of their lives. Those with wrong attitudes use other people’s measuring scales to determine the weights of the values tied to their destinations. When Joseph asked the chief butler and the chief baker to narrate their dreams, the chief baker was reluctant until he heard the interpretation of the dream of the chief butler. People with attitude problems are always reluctant to tell you what they see. People with attitude problems only see when other people’s destinations have been defined. The chief butler had a right attitude, so he had the right dream; the chief baker had a wrong attitude, so he had the wrong dream. No one can dream a dream better than his attitude. Attitudes formulate the symbols of dreams.

 Then the chief butler told his dream to Joseph, and said to him, “Behold, in my dream a vine was before me, and in the vine were three branches; it was as though it budded, its blossoms shot forth, and its clusters brought forth ripe grapes. Then Pharaoh’s cup was in my hand; and I took the grapes and pressed them into Pharaoh’s cup, and placed the cup in Pharaoh’s hand.” – Genesis 40:9-11

Some people die in codes because they don’t seek interpretations. Some people die in symbols because they don’t seek interpretations of their dreams from God. For the fact you have a dream does not mean you know the dream. For the fact you have a dream does not mean you know its outcome. If you have a dream, and cannot interpret it, you must seek the right source to interpret it. The dream I’m talking about is not the sleep dream but envisioning your future. Some people only know the symbols of where they’re going in life, but don’t know the destinations. Some people have the codes of where they want to end up in life, but don’t know the exact location. Except you know your destination and exact location, you will be beating about the bush. There are so many people with dreams but beating about the bush because they can’t interpret their dreams. There are so many people with visions beating about the bush because they refused to look up to God for interpretations. If you assign your own meaning to your coded dreams, you will end up doing the wrong assignment. You may have a good dream, but if you assign a wrong interpretation to it, you will be doing the wrong job. A person with the right dream but wrong interpretation is as bad as a person with a wrong dream.

 So Joseph answered and said, “This is the interpretation of it: The three baskets are three days. Within three days Pharaoh will lift off your head from you and hang you on a tree; and the birds will eat your flesh from you.” – Genesis 40:18-19

Dreams have two opposite destinations; palaces or gallows. For the fact a man is taken out of prison does not mean he is a free man. It is the dream of a man that either sets him free or gets him killed. The chief butler dreamed of freedom and restoration; he had exactly what he dreamed. The chief baker, out of attitude problem exposed the bread of royalty for birds to eat; he got himself killed. I believe strongly that anyone who the Son of Man sets free is free indeed, but I also believe that a man can reject freedom based on his type of dream. In conclusion I say, “attitudes determine dreams; dreams determine destinations. What you dream is where you end up.”

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Ken is a leadership Motivation, Strategy and Personal Development Writer, Blogger and Speaker. He writes for a number of magazines and blogs. He is also a mentor and published author of several books.

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