SHARE YOUR WORLD is a challenge hosted by Melanie from Sparksfromacombustiblemind. In this challenge, Melanie asks us each five questions, or so, and in sharing our answers we share our worlds. Check it out further by clicking the underlined link above.
Here are this week’s questions and my answers….
Why do we dream?
Dreams are such neat things! Sometimes they are just our own subconscious’ trying to work out life’s puzzles by moving things from concrete images to symbolic. Other times our dreams are connections to the spirit realm and can be messages sent to us by spirits that have influence over our lives. That can be both good and bad. It is one of the uses of the gift of discernment of spirits which Paul speaks of in 1 Corinthians chapter 12, that allows us to know the source of dreams….at least that is what I think.
Do you think a person’s name influences the person they become?
Sometimes. Especially if the people doing the naming have taken some time to think through the naming beforehand. Then again sometimes serendipity takes a hand and matches a name prophetically to a soul as it enters the world.
Does hardship make a person stronger? (example: What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger)
I think it can. That said hardship can also crush a person and make them bitter. I think it really depends on a person’s willingness to endure.
Why do we judge ourselves by our intentions, but judge others by their actions?
I think we do this because it is easier to embrace our own innate hypocrisy than to rise above it.
GRATITUDE SECTION (Always Optional)
Feel free to share some gratitude in the form of images, photos or writing. Thanks!
I am so thankful that there is beauty in the world which still has the power to undo all the ugliness. I will fix my eyes on the beauty….
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. 9 Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you. Philippians 4:8
That last photo is stunning! I agree about hard things making you stronger! Like you said, it all depends on how we handle the trials. They can def make you stronger and better. More empathetic too.
Yes they can. I have always tried to determine this as my path. I have at times allowed my trials to set me back but I try to av oid this as much as possible.
Neil Kennedy has said many times, if you are stuck and not sure what to do ask God to reveal it to you during your dreams. This can be a great help for people as you meditate on God before bedtime and then He speaks to you about a direction. A great way to start off the day.
Amen Paul! I totally agree.
Thanks, Joseph for Sharing Your World! Wonderful pairing of scripture and thoughtfulness in your answers and the images? Magnificent indeed! Have a wonderful week going forward!
Thanks Melanie. May God bless you as you move forward into your week.
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