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Common Dreams Falling

“The minute I said, ’I’m slipping, I’m falling,’ your love, God, took hold and held me fast.”
Psalm 94:18 (MSG)

Falling Dreams

Falling dreams occur frequently and could be linked to feelings of insecurity and uncertainty.  A falling dream may be the result of feeling overwhelmed or out of control. Perhaps a drop in confidence has caused you to doubt yourself and your capability.

13 “You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit them together in my mother’s womb.  14 Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! It is amazing to think about.  Your workmanship is marvellous—and how well I know it.”
Psalm 139:13-14 (TLB)


  • Giving in to your feelings that lead you away from your conviction and beliefs may trigger a falling dream.
  • A lack of stability, strength and control in waking life can cause a falling dream.
  • Being overwhelmed and overcome by troubles and concerns may also be a cause of a falling dream.
  • The fear of failure may be the reason for a falling dream.
  • A falling dream may imply you have compromised your morality or integrity, as a fall from grace.
  • A poor self-image and comparing yourself to others is often attributed as the cause of falling dreams.
  • Disappointment, a breach of trust and feeling ‘let down’ are other feelings that are associated with falling dreams.
  • Another interpretation might be a plan or enterprise that has ‘fallen apart’.
  • The sinking feeling of regret, misfortune and unhappiness can be associated with a falling dream.
  • A falling dream might be an alert to a lack of balance or equilibrium in your life.
  • A relationship breakdown, a failure in your job, school or studies is also commonly associated with falling dreams.

Life Application

You may have experienced failure, a ‘drop’ in confidence or have been comparing yourself with others. I would encourage you to stop holding up your life and achievements in comparison to someone else’s. This will inevitably foster feelings of insecurity and ideas that you might be constantly ‘falling’ short of others’ expectations. Why be a copy when you can be an original?