Dreaming joining the army indicates the desire for structure, discipline, security, adventure, or even patriotic feelings.
Normally, the military is known for its strict codes of conduct and hierarchy. For many people, the idea of having these kinds of guidelines to follow seems appealing. Hence, in the context of the dream, the dream of joining the army represents a desire for discipline and structure in your waking life.
If you feel adrift in your life, it is possible you might be subconsciously seeking the sense of purpose and direction that the military can provide.
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Dreaming joining the army may as well reflect feelings of insecurity or vulnerability. In many cultures, the military is seen as a powerful and protective force. Hence, dreaming about joining the army is a way of expressing your need for protection.
Additionally, the dream of joining the army might be expressing your need for adventure and excitement.
Your dream may also be related to feelings of patriotism and a desire to serve your country. This can be particularly true if you have a strong connection to the military, either through family members or personal experiences.
If in your waking life, you have applied to join the military, then this dream is a clear sign you will be listed.
Biblical meaning of joining the army in a dream
In the Bible, military service is deemed as a call to serve others, not necessarily in wars, but in their walk of faith. Paul acknowledges Christians as soldiers for the sake of the gospel of Christ. “Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No soldier gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him.” (2 Timothy 2:3-4)