Friday, April 18, 2014

Do it for the Vine!

"I am the vine, you are the branches; he(she) who abides in Me and I in him(her), he(she) bears much fruit,  for apart from Me you can do nothing."~John 15:5

3 Life Changing Questions
1) What are you doing? 2) Why are you doing it? 3) Who are you doing it for?

I'm sure that most of you are familiar with the cute vine video of the little girl dancing or maybe Rickey Smiley's vine video as Lil Darrell is the one that stands out to you. Well, like many of you, I found them both amusing, but the more I heard the phrase, "Do it for the vine!", it reminded of when I began DOING IT FOR THE VINE....THE TRUE VINE.

Often times we find ourselves doing so much,  but at the end of the day these things are not fulfilling or in line with our purpose. It's a challenge to do what you are purposed to do when life demands so much of your time and energy. We have family, kids, husbands, mortgages, bills, etc. All of these things affect our decisions causing us to lead fruitless lives, but there is a solution. The enemy wants you to believe what it looks like and we oftentimes believe those lies, even though we are suppose to walk by faith and not by sight.

I understand, I was there! I wasn't living, just existing. My life wasn't about fulfilling my purpose,  although I had a burning desire, it was about what my family required of me and solving everybody's problems......all while mine were a mountain high! Have you been there? Well it wasn't until I lost myself in my depression, almost giving up on life when I mustered up enough strength to say, HELP ME LORD!!! I had to hear from Him, it was DO or die....That's when I was asked the very same 3 questions I asked you earlier.

What are you doing? Why are you doing it? Who are you doing it for? God required an answer....a truthful answer. My reply took some thought, but once I opened up, God was able to pour into me. I was already serving in my purpose, but I wasn't fulfilled because I had not defined my WHY, and I was a big ole people pleaser.....I wanted everyone to approve of me, like me, recognize name it, I was in deep!!! When I answered all of these questions wholeheartedly, God begin to use me and all of my gifts. I began to genuinely pour into the lives of others, looking only to God for my rewards, it didn't matter if I got credit or whether my gifts were appreciated. I knew that I was walking into my purpose on purpose.....and I LOVE IT! Defining my WHY was simple....My children! I desire to give my kids a much better life than I experienced. Last, but by far the most important question,  who are you doing it for?  There isn't anyone I aim to please at this stage in my life besides THE FATHER, THE SON, AND THE HOLY SPIRIT!!! When I begin to line my life up with the Word, my whole life changed! Things began to move forward simply because I chose to DO IT FOR THE VINE!!!

You too can began to DO everything your heart desires as long as it is aligned with God's purpose for your life. I encourage you that whatever you do, DO IT FOR THE VINE! GO AHEAD AND DO IT!!! DO IT FOR THE VINE!!! Your life will be much more fulfilling, I just know it! It is my prayer that you LIVE BETTER, DO BETTER, PERIOD!


  1. Ms. Dior, I feel like I was reading pieces of me and my life. I can reasonate with some much of what you had to say. The why, who, and the how come. We all have a defining factor and purpose on this earth but if we allow junk and life's challenges to keep us from living our full potential we will never feel full. It will always be like our glass is half empty in everything we do. I'm so glad you reached your purpose and step into your passion. Look forward to seeing you shine your light on the world.

  2. Chantel, I have 3 words for you...GRATEFUL! GRATEFUL! GRATEFUL! I was, just a short time ago, in that place of not living up to my full potential, allowing life to happen to me. Well, when I DECIDED to believe everything God says about me and the sacrifice He made for me, life changed, I changed!!! I will tell my story with the hope of positively impacting the lives of others. Be blessed!!

  3. I love this very beautiful and inspirational .

  4. Thank you April! I'm happy that it blessed you....check out some of the older posts and stay tuned in for my newest posts!!!