What does a purse in a dream mean? Whether you’re looking for the Biblical meaning of a purse in a dream or you just want to get a clear understanding of the full extent of the symbolism behind this item, you have come to the right place.
The Biblical meaning of a purse in a dream is a subset of the general interpretation of a purse in a dream.
Keep this in mind because the same larger themes play out in the world of spirituality, which involves Biblical themes.
Biblical Dream Meaning of a Purse
A purse, generally speaking, symbolizes identity.
In Biblical terms, it points to whatever you receive from God, which is pretty much everything.
In 2 Corinthians 9:8 (NIV):
“And God is able to bless you abundantly, so in all things at all times having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.”
Put simply, all the good things that you have are from God.
It’s important to understand this because many people develop some sort of pride.
They think that whatever good they have gathered and built up in their life is a product solely of their own power and striving.
This is not true!
The Bible is clear.
In Deuteronomy, God said, “I have given you the ability to get wealth.”
The capabilities come from God, but the will and the day-to-day decisions to make the necessary sacrifices ultimately come from us.
It’s as if somebody gave you a very nice car — let’s say it’s a BMW! — and they handed you the key.
That’s the best they can do.
They can’t drive it for you.
They don’t know what you’re thinking.
You have to drive yourself.
You have to take care of it properly, or it will break down.
A purse symbolizes, in Biblical terms, raw potential.
It’s totally up to you how you want to handle that potential.
It can lead to fortune.
It can also lead to heartbreak, regret, and life-long disappointment.
It’s all up to you.
The Bible also indicates that a purse involves commitment.
As Proverbs 1:14 (NASB) says:
“Throw in your lot with us. We all shall have one purse.”
When everybody has pooled their resources together, it’s as if they have tied their destinies together.
This can only happen through commitment.
This usually takes place in the context of marriage.
You have to understand that for your marriage to be successful and mutually rewarding, both of you have to die for the marriage.
In other words, you have to turn your back on who you were before, to a large extent, and submit to the relationship.
This is not a question of a man demanding submission from his woman and vice versa.
Instead, think of a marriage relationship as two people getting together, and a third person is born.
The two people are absorbed into that.
Now, this idea scares many people, especially in the West, because we’d like to imagine ourselves as individuals.
But in reality, if you refuse to develop a real relationship, you just want to hang on to being a child.
That’s really the bottom line of that.
You have to both agree, or if you’re part of a team, to commit to one purse with all its rules, accountability, and responsibility.
What Does It Mean When You Dream Of Losing Your Wallet or Purse?
This dream symbolism indicates that you’ve forgotten really important things involving your ability to shape your future.
It’s as if you’re walking around upset and possibly even depressed or anxious that you are living in some sort of mental prison.
You forgot to look at your hand.
And if only you were a little bit self-aware and you opened your fist, you’d notice that you’ve been holding the key all this time.
Everybody has been put on this Earth for a reason.
We all have a sense of destiny.
But this is one of the first things that disappear when we focus on simply living life.
A lot of people just focus on what’s in front of them.
They no longer care about the big picture.
They’ve let go of their dreams.
They just want to get to the next day, and it really is a shame.
While there’s a lot of laughs and good times that can be had, that’s a kind of shallow happiness.
You were made for some deeper purpose.
When you dream of losing your wallet or purse, your subconscious is trying to communicate that you have essentially lost your power to imagine your destiny.
One of the most iconic songs that resonate with people from all cultures and all corners of the world is John Lennon’s “Imagine.”
Now, there’s a lot of politically charged messages in that song, but I want to direct your attention to just the power of imagination.
We all have this power, but we can use it to just focus on what’s in front of us: focus on the next meal, focus on whether we’re gonna have enough to eat the next day.
Or, we can use our imagination to completely rework our personal world.
We can use our imagination to redefine who we are.
By extension, we can change our capacities.
Remember, what you choose to do on a day-to-day basis is set by who you define yourself as.
What do you think the missing ingredient is? Imagination!
But people have lost sight of this kind of “big picture” imagination.
They just focus on what comes next, much like a chicken scratching dirt.
If it doesn’t scratch, it doesn’t eat.
That’s the kind of level of existence on both a spiritual, psychological, and emotional level many people have contented themselves with.
It is no surprise that, in this context, you’ve lost your purse.
You’ve lost favor with Heaven, so to speak.
Well, the good news is God is never gonna give up on you.
Like the Good Shepherd, He’s always looking for you.
The problem is that you’ve got your back turned. It’s a two-way street.
Here, He is trying to pour the Universe’s blessings into your life, but you’re content with having your fist closed.
So if you want to reconnect, one of the Bible’s recommendations is to practice prayer and fasting.
Prayer is not what you think it is.
It’s not using some sort of formula that has been handed out through church doctrine and tradition.
Prayer is a sincere, heartfelt conversation between two friends.
That’s the level of intimacy you should be aiming at.
Open your heart to God.
There’s nothing you can say that will turn Him off.
He has seen it all!
And prayer also has to line up with His Word; this is where Bible study comes in.
Read the Bible.
Don’t think of the Bible based on what other people say about it.
Experience it for yourself.
See it through the filter of your own lived experience.
And when you read the Bible, pray over those verses.
See how the Holy Spirit can make that material make sense in your life, and that’s how you internalize that.
That’s how the Word of God becomes part of you.
And finally, fasting is crucial.
There’s a passage in the New Testament where people brought a demon-possessed person to Jesus, and the apostles weren’t able to drive away the demon.
But Jesus was successful, and He said:
“This kind of thing can only be done through prayer and fasting.”
That’s how powerful fasting is because when you fast, it’s not like you’re earning God’s love.
You can’t earn God’s love.
He already loves you.
That’s by default.
If you want proof, just look at the Cross.
He gave His only begotten Son so that whosoever believes in Jesus Christ will be saved from Hell.
Black and white!
God loves you.
He gave everything for you, so you don’t have to work for His love.
You don’t have to earn it.
Fasting is not about earning God’s favor and attention.
Instead, it’s about you.
Because you have so much clutter in your heart — maybe it’s your job, your relationship, your addiction to porn, drugs, social media, gossip, or whatever! — all this mental, emotional, and psychological clutter gets in the way of this two-way conversation with God, the conversation I’ve described above.
When you fast, you turn your back on your physical need for food, and this pushes you to feed on spiritual food.
“Prayer and fasting” is not just a coupling of words.
When you fast, you are expected to pray because what you lack in physical sustenance is more than made up for by the spiritual sustenance that you get.
And it’s no surprise that people who fast for at least three days report having a higher energy level and the ability to think clearly without being emotional.
Think about that for a second!
A lot of people have a tough time thinking clearly because the moment they think about certain things and certain people, they get all emotional.
It’s as if they’re triggered because there’s this emotional payload when they think about certain things.
It’s easy to see why.
For example, if you were sexually abused when you were a little kid, thinking about your family member abusing you is enough to trigger all sorts of emotions, from depression to anxiety.
When you fast and you pray sincerely, one of the results is to cut off emotional payloads of thoughts.
You can then start treating them like clouds passing overhead.
You don’t have to judge them.
They don’t have to overwhelm you.
You just let them pass, and this is power.
This is the first step to defining who you are in the here and now instead of letting your past define you.
What Is the Biblical Meaning of Seeing Somebody Steal Your Purse in Your Dreams?
When somebody steals your purse in dreams, this indicates your lack of confidence in yourself.
It indicates that you are so worried about what other people would think; that you have lost your sense of purpose because you see yourself primarily as an extension of other people’s purpose.
Does this sound familiar?
Well, it should.
A lot of families are set up this way where the kids pick their professions and, in many cases, pick their life partners, not because of what they think makes sense but based on pressure from their parents.
This happens quite a bit, especially in the East.
As 1 Peter 2:21 (NASB) says:
“For you have been called for this purpose, since Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example for you to follow in His steps.”
Purpose is crucial, and unfortunately, we cannot find it in other people.
We cannot find it in what has been drilled into our heads based on our parents’ ambitions and frustrated dreams.
Instead, if you are really serious about finding your purpose, turn to Jesus.
Pay attention to that verse just mentioned above: 1 Peter 2:21.
If you look through it and you see the big picture, your purpose really is your lost power.
When somebody steals from your purse in your dreams, you have lost power.
And in many cases, the reality is you handed them your power.
It wasn’t taken from you.
In many cases, it’s completely voluntary because you don’t want to offend them.
This happens quite a bit in social media as well when people refuse to speak up and say their real opinion.
People are taking advantage of you psychologically, emotionally, and financially when this happens.
Dream Interpretation of Losing a Purse That Belongs to Women
If the main motif of your dream involves a purse that belongs to women — let’s say it’s a Louis Vuitton or Hermes purse — this is not just a dream about brands.
It’s definitely a fashion dream.
Instead, it conveys a deeper meaning.
It’s a loss of feminine qualities of a woman.
What makes a woman feminine?
She is nurturing.
She is protective.
She helps build.
She helps bind.
She’s a helper, an encourager, the light of the home.
And usually, this loss doesn’t usually take place in the sense of somebody just stepping in and telling you: “You can’t be any of those.”
Instead, it usually takes the form of people convincing themselves that they should be men.
There is such a thing as roles.
Men must be men, and women should be women.
Men shouldn’t be boys, and women shouldn’t be girls.
Boys have to look forward to and prepare for the day they become men, so the same applies to girls.
Unfortunately, this loss of feminine qualities really boils down to people thinking:
“All that stuff is old-fashioned.
All that stuff doesn’t apply to the modern world.”
It is no surprise that there are so many unhappy people, broken marriages, and dysfunctional families.
We have lost sight of the roles.
This is not just me talking.
These roles have been with humanity for thousands of years.
It’s only until very recently that people are thinking otherwise, and we are living with the effects.
What Does Dreaming of an Empty Wallet Mean?
If you see yourself losing a purse or a wallet, this indicates that you are feeling a sense of financial pressure.
This should not be a surprise because every 3–5 years, there is a recession.
In the United States, we’ve been lucky because recessions usually in this part of the world are fairly short-lived and take a while to happen.
In other words, there are many years of plenty before there are years of struggle.
But they do happen.
It’s really important to understand that you cannot allow yourself to be paralyzed by your sense of worry and anxiety.
Worrying is a waste of imagination because you’re not doing any real work.
You think you’re emotionally worked up about something, but all you’re doing is stressing yourself out without really doing anything about the underlying issue.
You have to make decisions.
You have to take action.
Otherwise, all this emotional turmoil you’re feeling deep down inside is just gonna eat you up, and it’s going to poison your relationships.
It might also even lead to health issues.
Don’t even get me started about its harmful impact on your sense of self and general level of security.
You’ll easily become an insecure and shallow person, so stop it.
Focus on action.
Focus on what you can control.
Focus on what you can do now.
The Biblical Dream Interpretation of Losing Your Purse in Dreams
It can be summed up by John 10:10 (NIV):
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”
Jesus wasn’t talking necessarily about material things when He said that He came so we may have life and have it to the full.
Instead, he is talking about our spiritual life.
As Jesus said:
“Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and all these things will be added to you.”
In other words, start with what’s important.
Unfortunately, most people have this in reverse.
They obsess about the things that can kill, steal, and destroy their dreams, so they are racked up with insecurity.
They never think about God.
They never think about the fact that we’re living in a temporary world.
But there is something far greater and far more permanent and far more worthy.
That is what real poverty is.
Spiritual Actions After Losing Your Purse or Wallet in Dreams
If you see yourself losing your wallet in your dream, don’t stop there.
If you can practice lucid dreaming, use that sense of loss as a trigger to pray to God.
Here’s the secret.
Don’t pray about what you’ve just lost.
Don’t pray about how you’re feeling.
Don’t pray about how abandoned you feel or your frustration that God is not listening to your prayers.
Instead, use this precious moment and the precious resource of the focus that you have in your lucid dream to pray for other people.
Please understand that no matter how poor, oppressed, or sad you may be, other people have it worse to the point of impending death.
If you’re reading this, consider yourself lucky because you’re not in jail.
Your significant other probably hasn’t walked out on you.
Chances are, nobody is pointing a gun at your head, trying to make you do something that you wouldn’t normally do.
Usually, none of that is happening.
So consider yourself fortunate and use that fact to pray for others who are in a worse position and in a worse place.
Don’t worry and forget about the past.
God said: “The dead will bury the dead. Follow me today.”
Jesus is God, and He said those words.
When you read the Bible consistently, you will notice an important pattern.
The Bible talks a lot about money, but it uses money as a symbol.
It understands that where our heart is, our treasure will be, so most people think about their money.
They’re mentally and emotionally counting their money, and that’s why the Bible speaks in terms of money.
But it’s not about material things.
Its message is about priorities, so be careful with your money, spiritually speaking.
Be careful with what you put in your heart because, ultimately, this is where sin comes in.
As the Apostle Paul says, “If it isn’t faith, it is a sin.”
Biblical Meaning of Purse in a Dream in Relation to Your Personality
Pay close attention to the details of your purse or wallet in your dream.
If you have a clear image of these items, you will realize that it is a representation of your identity or your personality.
This impacts a lot of things that people normally do and should do.
It impacts our ability to love ourselves and our ability to search our hearts and open ourselves up for self-examination.
It also speaks to the kind of stories we tell ourselves of who we are, what we can and cannot do, where we can and cannot go, and who we can and cannot be friends with.
That’s how important the wallet in your dream is because it contains the essence of life.
Again, money is a symbol.
What Is the Dream Meaning of a Person Who Purchases a Stolen Wallet?
This indicates that there is some envy or jealousy in your life.
You know what you’re doing.
Most people who buy a Guchi or a Louis Vuitton wallet for 10% of its normal value know what they’re doing.
Even if the discount is just 50% or, let’s say, even 30%, they know what they’re doing, maybe not consciously but subconsciously.
Your subconscious is trying to draw your attention to the fact that you are sabotaging yourself when you practice envy.
Think about that for a second!
When you’re envious of somebody, what is the message that you are trying to get across to yourself?
Think about it!
Well, let me spell it out for you.
When you envy somebody, you’re basically telling yourself:
“I don’t have the means, the talent, the skill, or the willingness to achieve what he or she achieved.”
That’s the first message.
You’re sending it at yourself loud and clear.
If you had the ability, you wouldn’t think that way.
You wouldn’t say:
“Oh, that’s so unfair! That guy is a complete and total moron. Now he’s a millionaire.” or
“He is uglier than a sack of shit, and he is with this goddess. Life is unfair! She should be with me.”
In reality, you’re telling yourself:
“I don’t have what it takes.
This is why this is the best that I can do.
I can just envy.
I can just cast all this negative energy to the rest of the Universe, telling it that it’s unworthy.”
This really is just a reflection of either your laziness, your fear of failure, or your lack of effort.
Take your pick.
It is the worst sermon you could ever preach to yourself because envy is the religion of losers.
When you purchase a stolen wallet, your subconscious is trying to tell you deep, profound, as well as unwelcome and unpleasant revelations about yourself.
Now you can choose to run away from this.
You can also choose to play the game of denying it.
You won’t exactly be alone because this is how most people respond to this kind of self-insight.
Or, you can join the minority and actually learn from it.
Take ownership of it.
“Yes, I do engage in envy.
That’s messed up!
Because what am I teaching myself?”
I’m saying to myself: “I don’t have what it takes, so all I can do is envy.”
It also communicates to you your sense of powerlessness.
For most people to achieve something, they have to have sacrificed something.
They have to have put in the work.
They have to have made some sort of payment in terms of effort, time, energy, and opportunities.
That’s how it usually works.
When you’re feeling envious, you refuse to see that.
This is a form of blinding yourself, and when you blind yourself to the process, you further isolate yourself from the willingness to go through that process to achieve the same results.
Make no mistake.
Dreaming of purchasing a stolen wallet is a big red flag.
What Does It Mean to Dream Of Finding a Stolen, Empty Wallet?
This can involve a sense of pity, but it also can involve self-pity.
Not only is the wallet stolen, but it’s also empty.
You’re basically looking at the debris of somebody else’s dreams or somebody’s life, and just a sense of pity and loss overcome you.
In reality, you’re just looking at your mental mirror because there’s a part of you that engages in self-pity.
All this emotional trauma that you’re feeling, it’s really about you.
A part of you is judging yourself, and it’s not happy with what it is seeing.
This part of you knows your full potential.
This part of you knows what you are fully capable of and what God has put you on this Earth for.
It is also aware of the fact that, for whatever reason, you have denied your purpose.
You’ve been cutting corners or just simply chosen willful blindness.
Whatever the case may be, whatever plan was there for you is not being implemented because you have said no in your own very personal way.
Maybe you’re saying: “Well, I will do it tomorrow.”
Or maybe you prefer the more popular:
“The world is unfair!
The right things are not yet in the right place.
Eventually, when I feel like it, things will fall into place, and I will live up to my fullest potential.”
Don’t kid yourself!
Tomorrow never comes.
The moment you start playing that “tomorrow I will…” game, the game is over because you will always find a reason not to do things.
As motivational speaker Tony Robbins says:
“People always do what they must.
They almost never do what they should.”
All of us have two lists: 1) A list of things that we must do and 2) the things that we should do.
As you probably already know, the things that you should do would really move the needle.
These are the things that would be game-changers and truly transform your life.
But what happens on a day-to-day basis?
We focus instead on the must-do list, and by the time we’re done with that list, we don’t have any energy or motivation left for anything else.
That’s the cold, hard reality.
And until you are willing to swap those lists and focus on what you should do and find the energy and time, and resources to make them happen, you won’t live up to your fullest potential.
You would be like that third servant in Jesus’s “Parable of the Talents.”
You would be the servant that hid his talent instead of growing it.
What a shame!
What a loss, not just to yourself but to your family and, believe it or not, the world around you.
You were built for something more.
You were destined for greatness.
And here you are, contenting yourself with crumbs!
The Biblical Meaning of Not Finding Your Purse
If your purse was lost in your dream and you wake up with the clear realization that you didn’t find your purse in your dream, your subconscious is trying to communicate to you that you’ve lost your direction in life.
By the same token, you’re trying to find some sense of personal grounding in financial stability.
But we know how that works!
You’re only as good as the stability of your job, and based on the business cycles that I’ve described earlier in this post, that’s too much to ask for.
No job is permanent.
You have to build your mental, psychological, and spiritual house in something more solid.
Don’t build it on shifting sands of people’s regard for your reputation or the economy.
Build it on Jesus Christ.
When you’re having this type of dream, your subconscious is indicating that you need more knowledge about Jesus.
Who is this Man-God?
How is He fully Man and fully God?
As John 14:21, which tells us how we can get to know Him, says:
“He who has My commandments and keeps them, He is the one who loves me.”
Put in another way, Jesus is saying, if you love Me, keep my commandments.
Now please understand that when you keep Jesus’s commandments, you’re not earning his love.
He already loves you.
Focus on what He already did.
He loved you before you loved Him.
Instead, keeping commandments and keeping God’s law should be a manifestation of our faith in God.
In other words, when we open our hearts to Jesus, He enters our lives, and it is Him, through the Holy Spirit, keeping the commandments in our lives.
We can’t do it ourselves.
You can put on a good show and maybe last a couple of weeks, but eventually, your real nature comes in, and it’s gonna be a mess.
At best, you’d be a hypocrite.
At worst, you’d be giving in to your worst instincts.
That’s just how it pans out!
And this is why one of the most encouraging and life-changing verses in the Bible is when Apostle Paul said in Galatians 2:20:
“It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. I have been crucified with Christ.”
In other words, when you accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior, give up your old life.
I know it’s hard. It’s easy to hang on to certain things, especially if they bring you a lot of pleasure or if they make you feel that you’re somebody.
But whatever pleasures, whatever wealth, whatever status you think you may have in this world, they’re nothing compared to the great thing that Jesus is talking about, something that cannot be stolen, that cannot be eaten by moths, nor can break down.
He is talking about the Kingdom that lasts forever.
What you have may last a hundred years, but given how things are, it may probably last less than that.
Depending on where in the world you live, maybe it would last 60 years or 70 years.
It won’t last forever.
So focus on what’s important.
I know it’s hard, considering the fact that we live in a world that seems so unfair, harsh, and uncertain.
But that’s precisely why we should turn to things that are real and long-lasting.
It is precisely in this crucible of uncertainty, heartbreak, shame, and humiliation that we are given the opportunity to hang on to Jesus, to truly know Him, and let Him change us.
It’s not your church that saves you.
Read the Bible for yourself.
Let the Holy Spirit come in and do great work in your life.
As God promised through the words of the Apostle Paul in Philippians:
“He Who has started a good work in you will not stop until Jesus comes again.”
God will not give up on you.
You can take that to the bank.
The question is, Is it time to stop giving up on God?
Dream interpretation and symbology have fascinated me ever since I read Freud’s classic, “The Interpretation of Dreams.” Ever since, I have explored Christian, Jewish, Hindu, and Buddhist as well as Jungian psychological ideas about the meaning of dreams. Thanks for joining me in my exploration of the amazing intersection between our conscious waking world and the rich expanse of our subconscious-the home of our intuition, instincts, and hidden potential.