Dreaming of various types of vehicles is very common. Often, these type of dreams show you the calling you have on your life – a vehicle of purpose that will carry you from one point to another and establish what is going on in and around you. It is essential when any type of transportation is in your dream to note what color it is. Also pay attention to who is in the driver/leader position. What make or model is it? Where are you going while in this vehicle? Details are extremely important in discerning what the overall meaning of the dream may be. A friend of mine had a dream a while back about a red mustang. The car was older; however, in the dream she could see that it had been totally refurbished. The color red often signifies the blood of Jesus and can also represent warfare. What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a mustang? Well first of all, they are really fast (hence the name). Like a Mustang horse they are durable, fast, strong, and powerful. In this case, the car was old representing an old area of life or an old ministry – possibly something from the past. However, it was totally refurbished and beautiful. Something old is about to be completely remade in order to shine like new. The rusty edges and peeling paint are stripped away so that the newness can shine forth. The exterior is being polished up, but the thing about a refurbished car is that the premise, the true depth of the body is still underneath. The ministry or calling is still there, and although sometimes we let things sit and get “rusty” without making a move to progress, it is still able to be remade, and redone, right? Aren’t you thankful that we serve such a good God? He can take the old and make it into something new and better than we could even ask or think if we will let Him. The process isn’t always easy, but it is worth it in the end.
Different types of transportation in dreams:
Old Car: Old issues that you are still dealing with. If it is a cheap or rundown car it shows your lack of resources and inability to move above in your mindset.
Your car won’t start: This shows a loss of power somewhere in your life. Things are not working like you want them to, and you are facing many delays and frustrations.
A car sinking in water: Feeling overwhelmed in your life. You are surrounded by issues or problems that seem to big for you to control, and you feel as if you have lost the ability to stay afloat.
Riding in the backseat: You are letting someone else drive your life and purpose. Pay attention to who is driving? Is it someone that you know? What does this person represent to you? For example: mother, father, husband, friend. They all carry a particular position in your life. Ask yourself what it is, and then you will see what is hindering you from taking charge of your own destiny. Is their name significant? Is the driver a faceless person? This could mean that it is someone that will enter your life at a later point, which will affect your journey and destiny.
Your brakes won’t work: This could be symbolic for something (a situation or circumstance) feeling out of control. You want to apply the brakes and slow down but things keep speeding ahead. On a positive note the Lord could be saying stop applying the brake because I want you to go full speed ahead.
You have a flat tire: The tires are what gets you from place to the next. They are the ability to move on a road or journey. Yes, the car runs by the motor, but without wheels it isn’t going to be able to go anywhere. When you dream that your tire(s) is flat then you are dealing with problems surrounding your ministry and life where the Holy Spirit (He is our wheels in the spiritual which moves us from one area to the next) is leaking out of your life. You are hindered by areas in which you are unable to move forward. Also represents discouragement and dismay – hindrances.
You have a wreck: represent strife and contention and conflict. They are “wrecking” your life and ministry, and you need to find out what to do to get back on the right track.
Battery: Represents power, authority, strength, prayer, motivation. If the battery is dead then the Lord could be showing you that you need revitalized – a jump start – to get things going again. If it is removed then the Lord is saying that you need to be renewed. It’s time to buy a new battery and get your life and ministry back on track. If you don’t replace the battery then you will never accomplish what God is calling you to do because without the battery a car will not run.
Tractor: A slow but powerful ministry. If you are plowing in the dream then this could be a representation of preaching.
Train: A fast, continuous, unceasing work. Could also represent the church being connected (just like the cars are connected on the train being pulled by the main engine).
Tractor Trailer: Large burden (ministry, life, etc); also means a powerful, large work. Pay attention to the size of the truck. This could be showing you how big the burden you are carrying is.
Roller Coaster: Unstable or emotional instability, depression (such as dealing with many ups and downs in life).
Motorcycle: Individual or personal ministry; can also mean independence and sometimes on the negative side it can be rebellion or selfish pride.
Moving Van: Could mean a literal, geographical move or a spiritual move.
Large Ship: Can be a representation of the church
Small Boat: Personal ministry
Sailboat: Being moved by the winds of the Spirit. Pay attention to what is happening with the sails. Are they being propelled forward with the wind? Are they sitting stagnant in the water? What is the water like around you?
Power Boat/Speed Boat: Represents a powerful and fast progressing ministry or area of your life.
Battleship: Of course, this would represent warfare. How does the ship appear in the dream? Is it fully armed and ready to battle? Is it ill equipped and/or need repair? This will tell you a lot about where you are spiritually and physically.