Guest Post – Elder Sharon Grant: The “S” On My Chest


The “S” On My Chest

by Elder Sharon L. Grant

When I was a little girl, one of the television shows that I often loved to watch was Superman. It was fascinating for me to see him go into a phone booth as a regular man, but come out as a totally different man.

He was not only different in the way he looked, but his confidence, courage and vision was also different. As Superman, he came out of the phone booth with more strength to combat the evil of the day and help someone who was in a bad situation.

As Clark Kent, he had no identifiable credentials except if someone knew him. However, after exiting the phone booth, he wore an “S” on his chest which identified him as Superman…the hero of the day!

There are tragedies or circumstances that plague our lives which seemingly take our every breath. It is in these times we want to give up and throw in the towel. Thoughts of, “Why is this happening to me? What am I doing wrong? Is God listening to my prayers?” often come to the forefront of our minds.

We often attempt to pray our way through, praise in the midst of the storm and speak the Word over our situations. However, sometimes even those moments seem to be unfruitful. Phone calls to family, friends and prayer partners go unanswered. Doors close on opportunities to climb the ladder of purpose.

You have seemingly entered a wilderness moment…a moment where you wonder if you will survive. Now, you have entered the phone booth. The phone booth represents a time of preparation. God is preparing you for the next phase of fulfilling the purpose He has ordained for your life. It is not to kill you or your purpose, but it is to catapult you to the next level of life.

In my book, Giving Up is Not an Option: The Purpose for the Pain, I ask the reader to count from 0 – 9. After counting from 0 – 9, the next number is 10, which is only 0 on a higher level. It may appear that you are starting over; but you are starting over on a totally different level of wisdom, strength, understanding and faith.

After God has given you permission to exit the “phone booth,” you then come out with the “S” on your chest…you’re a “Survivor!” You made it! God promised in Hebrews 13:5b, “I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” You now know in your heart that God is your Source. Nothing is impossible for God and you are a Survivor! When it appears that life is chaotic, remember you have an “S” on your chest.
Thought: Jesus took the “S” (Scars) on His back, so you can have an “S”  (Survivor) on your chest.

About the author: 


Sharon L. Grant is a native of Atlanta, Georgia. She has been a member of The Potter’s House under the leadership of Bishop T. D. Jakes since October 2002. In November 2005, Sharon became an Elder and a servant on the ministerial staff of The Potter’s House. Currently, she is pursuing her Masters in Theological Studies at Dallas Baptist University in Dallas, Texas. In July 2008, Sharon was featured on in an article entitled “It’s Not Over, It’s Just Begun!”

Sharon is an author, motivational speaker, counselor, and minister who preaches the Word of God with boldness and clarity. She is transparent in her ministry allowing others to see the trials, tests and temptations she has endured; but leads them to understand that at the end of it all is a resurrected life. Under Destiny Image, Sharon published her book, Giving Up is not an Option. This book displays one of the most tragic moments in her life. Throughout this book she enlightens the reader of how the pain she endured after burying her husband transitioned into the catalyst that set her on course for fulfilling her purpose.

Find out more about her powerful ministry at 

8 Comments to “Guest Post – Elder Sharon Grant: The “S” On My Chest”

  1. Well done Sis! Great insight with practical wisdom! Thank you for sharing!

    • Yes. God has blessed Elder Grant with great wisdom. She’s an inspiration to the body of Christ! Thanks for your comments and please share it with your friends.

  2. Thanks for sharing, I love it!

    • You’re welcome. Glad it blessed you! Come back often and share with a friend!

  3. This was an amazing piece! An encouragement to keep pushing forward and a reminder of God’s sovereignty! Loved it!

  4. What a blessing; thank you!

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