Lead Dog or Alpha Dog?
People must be the lead dog of their own dreams. To some people, that may not seem like a flattering idea. To others, it may seem egotistical. But please note that there is a big difference between an alpha dog and a lead dog. The alpha dog is the leader of a pack of dogs. They are wild and free, and they do whatever they want to do. The alpha fights off other dogs who would try to lead the pack and take over his role. He may be selfish, mean, and subject to no one. I’m not wishing for everyone to be an alpha.
Lead dogs are different. They run at the front of the pack, but they don’t act like alpha dogs. They are serving THEIR leader, who paradoxically sits in the sled behind them and the other dogs. They know where their leader wants to go, and they lead the rest of the pack in pulling the sled to that place. The intelligence of lead dogs is incredible, and they are worth a great deal of money up in Alaska. Often they are not big majestic Husky dogs, but rather funny looking hound dogs. But they know where the master wants to go and how to get there. In your own dream, you’re going to have to be the lead dog.
The question is, “Whose sled are you pulling?” If you are pulling your own sled, you’re just an alpha with lots of baggage. If you are pulling another person’s sled, you may be missing out on what you should be doing. Things work best when you are pulling God’s sled—when God is sitting behind you calling the shots. If you know where the Master wants you to go, your only worry is how to get there.