There was a small group of us staying in a cabin. The cabin sat high above the ground with a long wooden staircase leading to the ground level. From a large sliding glass door, we could see a lion, on the grounds, prowling below.
One young man in our group, full of confident pride, was of the belief he could, in rather a “horse whisperer fashion” handle this lion, so he went outside and down to the ground level to confront the lion.
From the balcony, we called out to him urging him to come away from the animal, back to the safety of the balcony.
Our pleas fell on deaf ears, in arrogance he was so sure he could handle the animal and gain control over it.
Lying on the ground alongside the lion he prostrated himself, contorting his body as if to mimic the movements of the lion; his belief that somehow, in this manner, he could gain control over the animal.
In moments his entrails were hanging out of him as his lifeless body, now carried in the lion’s mouth, was moved the other side of the grounds that surrounded the cabin.
A friend of this young man, who had followed him to the ground level now looked on in horror. The remainder of the group who had remained up on the deck began to scream to him to run: “RUN, run as fast as you can!”
He tore off across the grounds. As the lion was distracted with his most recent kill the young man was able to make it back to the level of safety.
The entire group then promptly leaped back into the cabin, slamming the door shut and blocking it with a sofa.
Just as someone was placing a phone call to authorities for help and back-up I awoke.
Lying in bed, my head still on my pillow, the following immediately came to my mind:
“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:”
1 Peter 5:8
Having gone to sleep some hours prior, after praying to the Lord my concern pertaining to an addiction that is a part of the life of someone I care about, I believe the Lord gave me this dream as a means to illustrate a warning.
It is with you I share this dream; my hope you will see, and heed the warning, as, I believe, your “habit” is akin to the Lion; you believe you can and do have control over it. I believe this dream was a means of illustrating that belief to be a false illusion.