“This isn’t a dream! This is really happening!” (Bette Davis, Rosemary’s Baby, 1968).
That’s the funny thing about dreams. Sometimes, they do happen. Daniel was a dreamer – way back in Old Testament times. He spoke truth to power one day.
“There is a God in heaven who reveals mysteries, and he has made known to King Nebuchadnezzar what will be in the latter days” (Daniel 2:28). Then the prophet proceeded to tell the most powerful man on Earth the exact meaning of his dreams.
Writing for Neurology Times, Dr. Heidi Moawad wrote, “Most prophetic dreams do not bear spiritual meaning nor do they hold a link to life-changing events.”
So we know that a man’s unwanted dreams can have an effect on his life. But what is more certain is the link between a man’s intentional thoughts and who he becomes. Von Goethe said it like this: “A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart.” Earl Nightingale said it more simply: “We become what we think about.”
It is common for sex addicts to have dreams, especially early in recovery. But it’s what they think about when wide awake that will tell the real story of their recovery.
Recovery Step: Take note of your dreams, but especially the ones you have when you are wide awake. Why? Because what you think today is what you will do tomorrow and who you will be the day after that.