Have you ever had a dream where you couldn't fit through a door or passageway? For some reason, I've had a handful of dreams like that through out my life. Recently though, I had a dream/vision of a sheer slate wall. A wall that was as tall as the eye could see. This wall could only be entered through a very narrow entrance. Surrounding the outer wall was darkness, yet through the slender opening the brightest light shone through...I was standing outside and a ways back from the wall, but somehow I knew it was my destination...

Many might think or say that not fitting through a door or passage way could stem from an insecurity or concern of not "fitting in" socially. Honestly, in the past, I might have thought that, even now I might chalk it up as such...

...but this dream was different... For some time, I've had and sought questions that have been presented to me regarding my faith. Not that I've lost it - but there are posing questions that I wonder if God really said that or if man has tried to force certain criteria on us as a form of control. So, back to this dream...

I know this dream represents a verse stated in the bible about passing through the narrow gate... Matthew 7:13-14 "Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in there at:14 because straight is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth to life and few there be to find it.

Since the dream, I can't help but ponder and meditate on why I'd have a dream like this... I know it's a reminder that the gate is narrow and perhaps it's a warning to get things right and well within me...

I've been on a journey for the past year. One of struggle and deep soul searching. One that has brought old things to surface - things that I must face in order to find the peace I seek. A journey that feels like I'll never return home from, yet I know this not to be true...I know that at the end of this "healing" ((is what I'm calling it)) journey, I'll be all the better and will have ((hopefully)) attained enough clarity to be at peace with things in my past so that I can be whole and healthy in the now and future...

So... as I type this (( and I may be the only one besides my one friend who reads this)) I have to ask... Where are you in your life's journey?...and when you approach that slate wall of sorts, will you fit through that narrow gate... (( please don't share the answer with me, it's only a question for you... I don't need to know))

just something to think about... At-least, something I'm thinking about, for sure...