What Is The Spiritual Meaning Of Being Lost In A Dream

If you often notice yourself getting lost in a dream and wondered what it means, here is the spiritual meaning of being lost in a dream.
Spiritual Meaning Of Being Lost In A Dream

Dreams come in various forms; some are familiar, while some are strange. One of the strangest dreams that people see daily happens to be a dream of getting lost.

If you're someone who has been seeing dreams of being lost or not knowing your whereabouts in your dream, then you are in the right place to understand the spiritual meaning of being lost in a dream. If you just woke up from such a dream and found this article, it is not a happenstance. Read on for the meaning and solution concerning your dream.

Proverbs 3:5-6 NKJV
Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.

As reportedly seen by different people, dreams of getting lost come in various forms; and some of them are as follows: 

  • Dream of being lost in a familiar place
  • Dreams about being lost or trapped
  • Dream of being lost in a school
  • Dream of being lost in the dark
  • Dream of being lost in a mall

What does it mean when you dream about being lost? It is not a good omen when you see yourself being lost in a dream, couldn't find your way or don't know where you're going. In some cases, this dream is a spiritual attack—a form of demonic manipulation meant to trap the dreamer spiritually for their destruction.

The feeling of anxiety and fear often accompany dreams of being lost. It is also perfectly okay to be worried after waking up from such dreams, considering the fact that these dreams reveal a lot of things going on in the dreamer's life that need urgent attention. 

Being lost in a dream isn't something that happens to everyone. There are many who have never seen such a dream, while there are also others who see it repeatedly. 

Biblical Meaning Of Being Lost In A Dream

It is rare for dreams of being lost to come from God. Although God can sometimes use such dreams to call a person's attention to what they are not doing right. But most often, these dreams come as attacks from the enemy.

1. Dreams Of Being Lost Can Emanate From The Soul

Sometimes, dreams of being lost are simply soul expressions—in its effort to get the dreamer to become aware of certain things that are not going right in their life—and possibly fix them. 

Psalm 30:8 NIV
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.

The subconscious mind of man stores God's plan and will concerning an individual. It understands the right way a person should live and knows when the individual isn't living right. From the subconscious, the conscience functions to caution a person whenever they begin to go astray.

So when a person misses the right step in their walk through life, it is not strange for them to see a dream of being lost. 

To be more specific, dreams of being lost can reveal the following:

  1. The dreamer isn't walking the path that was destined for them.
  2. The dreamer is presently faced with a difficult situation and is trying to find a way out of it. 
  3. The dreamer isn't walking in God's will for their life.
  4. There are many distractions in the dreamer's waking life, leading to loss of focus. 
  5. The dreamer is living a disorderly life and needs to fix it urgently.
  6. The dreamer is faced with confusion and loss of direction in life. 

From my observation, dreams of being lost are very common among unbelievers. By unbelievers, I mean those who haven't yet accepted Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Saviour. 

If you are living without Christ and you constantly see yourself being lost in a dream, understand that what is being revealed to you is very important. Living life without God's leading, protection, guidance and direction is the riskiest way anyone can live. The path of life wasn't meant to be treaded without the author of life. 

This dream comes to notify that one's life is fast heading towards destruction and needs to be submitted to God as soon as possible. 

If this sounds like you, then go ahead and pray this Salvation Prayer

The Lord Jesus Christ has promised to be our guide (if we give Him the right of way)—so that we can be spared costly mistakes. Our responsibility is to yield to Him and let Him take the lead. Then there will be no place for confusion and misleading of any sort that could cause our destruction. 

Isaiah 39:21 NIV
Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”

If you are a Christian and you're seeing dreams of being lost, this could be an indication that you are going out of God's will to do things your own way. You are neither listening to God nor following His leading, hence the reason for wrong choices, confusion and mishaps in life. 

Proverbs 16:9 ESV
The heart of man plans his way, but the LORD establishes his steps.

If you're that Christian, then treat this dream as a wakeup call and return to God—seeking His instructions and directions for your life. 

2. A Dream Of Being Lost Can Be A Spiritual Attack

There are instances where people are not only lost but trapped in a dark place they couldn't get out of in their dreams. This is often a direct spiritual attack from the kingdom of darkness. 

Spiritual arrests happen a lot in dreams and unfortunately, some don't notice it when they see one. 

Dreams of being lost and trapped (as a spiritual attack) is meant to cage the dreamer spiritually, reduce their spiritual vibrancy and ability to fight back against the works of darkness. It is fashioned to hinder their breakthrough from reaching them. 

Isaiah 49:25 ESV
For thus says the LORD: “Even the captives of the mighty shall be taken, and the prey of the tyrant be rescued, for I will contend with those who contend with you, and I will save your children.

There are many Christians who occasionally see themselves being lost and trapped in their dreams. I want to remind you that there is nothing ordinary about this dream. Probably, the enemy sees you as a nuisance and wants you bound up spiritually so that he can prevent you from continually destroying his works through prayer. But rest assured, our God sets captives free! 

Dream Of Getting Lost While Walking

A dream of getting lost while walking portrays a life that lacks stability. If you see this dream, possibilities are that certain things are not going the way they should in your life. There is anxiety, confusion and loss of direction. 

Psalm 37:23-24 NLT
The LORD directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives. Though they stumble, they will never fall, for the LORD holds them by the hand. 

In times like this, it is always needful to remember that we can cast our cares upon the Lord (1 Peter 5:7) and trust Him to take care of us. He is always there to help us through our storm and restore peace and normalcy to our life. 

Other forms in which this sort of dreams show up include:

  • Dream of getting lost while traveling
  • Dream about being lost in a strange city
  • Dreaming of being lost and asking for directions

Dream Of Being Lost With Someone

If you see yourself being lost in a dream with someone, you have to watch your company closely. Be sure that you are keeping the right friends and listening to advice from the right people. 

Matthew 15:14 ESV
Let them alone; they are blind guides. And if the blind lead the blind, both will fall into a pit.

The Bible makes us understand that the wrong company can get us in trouble or take us out of God's will for our life. If you saw this dream, you have to make a careful reconsideration concerning the kind of people you are following in life, and make changes where necessary. 

Dream Trying To Get Home But Can't

If you see yourself trying to get home in your dream but couldn't, this is often a sort of demonic manipulation from the enemy. 

This is an attack from the kingdom of darkness, aiming to arrest and cage the dreamer spiritually (together with all the good things that may come their way). 

But rest assured, if you saw this dream, I believe that after praying the prayers in this article, your deliverance will be effected permanently in the Name of Jesus Christ! 

Solution For Dreams Of Being Lost

  • Get saved
  • If you were once a committed Christian who backslided, then you should get right with God
  • Double-check your circle of friends. Be careful whose advice you listen to and whose leading you follow
  • Listen more to God to avoid bad choices
  • Submit to God and seek His will for your life, to avoid unnecessary frustrations in life

Prayer Against Dreams Of Being Lost

  1. Thank You Lord for the revelation on the meaning of dreams of being lost. 
  2. Father, in whatever way I may had gone out of your will to do things my own way, I ask that You forgive and give me guidance, in the Name of Jesus Christ. 
  3. Lord, I ask that You take away every form of confusion in my life. Give me specific instructions and directions for my life, in the Name of Jesus Christ! 
  4. I come against every power of darkness fighting to bring disorder to my life. Let their efforts be frustrated now, in the Name of Jesus Christ! 
  5. Every spirit of confusion attacking my mind, be arrested in the Name of Jesus Christ!
  6. Let all efforts of the enemy to arrest and cage me and my destiny spiritually, be frustrated in the Mighty Name of Jesus Christ! 
  7. Every spiritual shackle tying me down in the spirit realm, shatter by the power of God, in the Name of Jesus Christ! 
  8. Father, arise and contend with those that contend with me. Deliver me from the shackles of my enemies, in the Name of Jesus Christ. 
  9. Lord I ask that You take away every form of disturbance in my life. Restore to me peace and joy, and enable me become who you destined me to be, in the Name of Jesus Christ! 
  10. Father I ask that You reveal and disconnect me from the wrong people, in the Name of Jesus Christ. 

Final Thoughts On Dreams Of Being Lost

There it is, beloved! I hope you gained insights on the spiritual meaning of being lost in a dream.

Do not underestimate the power of the company you keep. Because sometimes, dreams of being lost could show up as a result of following the wrong advice from the wrong people—to do things God doesn't expect of you.

If you were blessed reading this interpretation, do not hesitate to share it with someone else. 

Remain blessed.
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