If you receive a lot of dreams, it is always a good idea to journal them and to pray over them. You may see the dream come true the next day, or you may see it come true five years down the road.
The importance of journaling is so that you can look back and see the instructions God has been giving you. It is always good to keep looking back on them. For instance, you may come upon the time when the dream is starting to come to true. Well, then there maybe some more revelation in that dream that God gave you to unlock more understanding for what is now taking place in your life. The dreams will guide and direct for when the time comes for them to come alive. And they will come to life eventually!
Also, it is good to journal so you can remember where God has brought you and where He is going to take you. It is kind of like painting a picture and then stepping backwards to see the whole picture.
It is good also to look back on things that God was trying to teach you in dreams also. It helps to keep them as a reminder.
If you don't journal your dreams, you will not see them all spring forth into life like flowers do in the spring time. You will miss out on this incredible experience with God!
It is very important to try to recall every dream you have. Here are some things to remember when waking up in the morning:
Sometimes interpretations don't always come because the dream is way too heavily coded. The only way to fully understand a dream that is heavily coded is until after the event or situation happens. Then you will be able to look back on the dream and see how God was speaking to you for the season of your life. This should give you further direction for that new time period.
Future dreams and revelation from God can unlock past dreams! But if you haven't written down your dreams in an organized fashion, how will you be able to go back and unlock them? Journaling is the first step in going in the right direction! If you are responsible with the dreams that God does give you, and you treat them like jewels, then He will bless you with more! If you toss jewels away and don't treasure them, why would you be given many more?
Even if you are interacting with someone else in the dream, if their life situation speaks of your life situation, then they are still symbolic of you. It really depends on what God is trying to bring to your attention. So you have to ask, is this person's situation similar to mine?
Remember it doesn't sometimes matter if you are talking with them in the dream and interacting with them. It only matters about what is the whole theme symbolic of?
If you know for sure that the dream is not about you, then it has been given to pray for the person, or to bring caution to you about them or a situation that may come about.