My Heart, My Message Video [Dream Again Day 2]

My first video blog. Though it’s way out of my comfort zone, I am glad I can share the message with you. If you are reading in an email or reader, you will have to visit A Life Surrendered to view video. Click here.

From the beginning, it’s our identity the enemy wants to steal because he knows if we know who we really are and who we could really be in God, then there is nothing that could hold us back from accomplishing our purpose. And ultimately living our purpose means advancing the Kingdom of God.

The enemy of our souls cannot ever take our purpose, but he will try and keep us disillusioned about it. If he can keep us from knowing Christ, if he can keep us from knowing our Creator and the Architect and Designer of our lives, then he keeps us form knowing how we were created and who we were designed to be.

So knowing Christ — that’s the beginning.

Know who we are in Him — that’s freedom to walk in God-given purpose.

And it’s not just for us, it’s for God, for Whom we exist.

And it is His purpose in us we are to live out.

31 Days to Dream Again is really of all this — freedom from our past, knowing who we are in God, knowing our identity in Christ and being able to stand up, learning to celebrate who we were created to be, and walking free in it.

Will you find a place where you can write your thoughts and ideas as we go through this month?

Write It Out: Today, will you be honest with yourself and with God about how you feel about your  dreams? Maybe you don’t have one, or do, but are not sure what it is. Maybe you’ve been disappointed so often that you’ve lost hope. Maybe you’re battling doubt and insecurity. Or perhaps you are write in the middle of living your dream. Is there something greater that you see?


Dream Again Series:

Continue Reading: 
Dream Again Day 3

Read: Dream Again Day 1 


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  • Ashley

    Thank you so much for sharing from your heart. I found your blog yesterday and I am so thankful that God led me here. I am catching up on your past posts and keeping notes for myself. I want to dream again. I want to have a new hope and strength in Him alone and let Him guide me on the perfect path He has for me.

  • Arcelia

    God is glorified! I understand my sister! Praising God for your obedience knowing the love of God compels us….

    I heard Jeremiah 20:9 when you spoke:

    “But if I say, “I will not remember Him Or speak anymore in His name,” Then in my heart it becomes like a burning fire Shut up in my bones; And I am weary of holding it in, And I cannot endure it.”

  • Kris

    Yay you! So proud of you, dreaming big and being brave…. beautiful!

    • Michele-Lyn


      I am late. So very behind on replying to comments. I’m not sure I will announce another series unless I have every post written and scheduled. 🙂 Thank you for journeying with me! 🙂 <3

  • Nikki

    Oh friend. You inspire me.
    so brave —
    cuz you get it. You just get what He’s capable of…and what the enemy is capable of, too.

    I’ll look forward to every note in my inbox, sweet one! Thank you!

    so proud of you {HUGS}

    • Michele-Lyn


      You have been a most gracious friends and wondrous encouragment all along this blogging journey. I’m thankful I get to call you friend. <3

  • Amy @ New Nostalgia

    I was so drawn to you and this video. There is a beautiful, vulnerable sincerity about you. I signed up to get you in my email box. I don’t do that often…but I’m eager for more from you. From God through you. Thank you!!

    • Michele-Lyn


      Thank you for subscribing. I appreciate your comment here. I’ve been working to have the posts for the series ready, and been missing replying to comments. Sorry about that.

      Thank you for the sweet encouragement. Blessings,


  • Kim

    The enemy does indeed do his best to trick us into thinking we are not worthy, we are not capable, what we do doesn’t matter, and especially to keep us from knowing Christ. What a lovely message of love for all of us. Thanks, Michelle!

    • Michele-Lyn

      Thank you, sweet Kim. It’s a blessing to have you here. 🙂

  • Sarah

    Thank u for being so faithful and posting that. I forget sometimes the things God has placed on my heart and the dreams that He has given me, then start whining “what about me”. And lately it’s been more like feelings of not being good enough, feelings of inadequacy, feeling like a failure, and basically forgetting that God created me to be Sarah and not someone else. That He has a calling on my life and that I am loved and special, and a child of God. thank you for reminding me my identity is not found in anything but Jesus – feeling so blessed I just found ur blog!!

    • Michele-Lyn


      I’m here reading your comment and saying, yes, I know. I know what you mean. I am not sure the lies ever stop coming, but I do know that the truth will set us free from them. I journey with you in the this process of discovering who we were created to be and then living it out by grace. There is only one YOU, and the world needs the real Sarah to show the image of God. 🙂 I hope you’ve been encouraged by the series!



  • sonyamacdesigns

    That’s it … Yes, we are ALL in process!

  • Kasey

    Michele, Thanks for sharing your heart. I receive your blog directly to my email and look forward to reading each post. Thanks for being an instrument of encouragement to many others.

    • Michele-Lyn


      Thank you for being a subscriber. I appreciate you! I pray for you, that you would walk in all the blessings God has for you! 🙂

  • Lisa

    Wow! Incredibly raw and amazing 🙂 Love it…and how brave you are! Excited to be on this Dream Team with you. Thank for inspiring me!

    • Michele-Lyn


      Reading your comment here is like a refreshing breath to me while I’m finishing up my series. Thank you. 🙂

  • Sandra Marilyn

    Thank you! Your soothing voice and peaceful countenance brought life and credibility to your words, which were surely inspired by the Holy Spirit. God bless you and strengthen you in your commitment.

    • Michele-Lyn


      What a beautiful and encouraging comment you have left here. Thank you! I pray blessings on your day, your week, your year. Thank you for your blessings!

  • Lisa Thomasson

    Very Proud of you Michele!

    • Michele-Lyn


      Thank you for all of your encouragment on this blogging journey.

  • [email protected]

    Wow, girl! This is so good. Thank you for being brave and sharing so beautifully. I love you, friend!

    • Michele-Lyn


      Sweet friend, I am always honored by your visits, here. You are doing an amazing work for His Kingdom! Thank you for being a beautiful example of what it means to live for Christ. Love you!

  • Sarah

    Thank you for daring to be brave! Such a great VLOG post! Congrats on stepping out of your comfort zone, dream sister! Keep encouraging others!

    • Michele-Lyn


      Thank you for your encouragement and sweet visit. 🙂 Blessings to you.

  • Sharon K

    Thank you so much for your encouragement. I recently found your blog (I am not on facebook) and am grateful for it and the content you share here.

    • Michele-Lyn


      I’m am glad you came for a visit, here. Blessings.

  • Chantel

    Beautifully said. Thank you for sharing your heart with us. <3

    • Michele-Lyn


      Thank you for your sweet visit. 🙂 Blessings to you.

  • Audra Silva

    You are so beautiful, and your sweet loving spirit shined through. Such an encouraging way to start my day today. Thank you for following God’s leading as you step out in boldness.

    • Michele-Lyn


      Thank you for your sweet words at my place. You are such a kind soul. 🙂

  • Lisa

    Beautiful, Michele-Lyn. Your brave faith step was a blessing to us!

    • Michele-Lyn


      You are a beautiful encouragement to me. 🙂 Miss you! Love you, friend.

  • Ruth Rouchard

    There a scripture that says we should “encourage one another daily”…that video was the body encouraging me today. Thank you.

    • Michele-Lyn


      Your comment here has been an encouragment through this series. Thank you. 🙂 You are a rare treasure to me. I’m blessed to have you as a friend and counselor. 😉