"If you can just get a picture of it,
you can be what you see in the picture."
Then one day I asked myself how I could sort out my thoughts; sort out my heart; and how I could help others. That’s how In Sharon’s Heart came to be–my heart to your heart. And I finally got out of that dumpy slump. Today I am reminded that through my testimony, I must operate in faith and confidence. Today I’m living my faith and not by sight. But it’s about more than faith…
I started In Sharon’s Heart in 2013, because I wanted to let people know what was in my heart each day. I figured if I was feeling, thinking, and sensing certain things, then others were too, and could be encouraged by my testimony. Thus, In Sharon's Heart is about speaking of the things God has placed in my heart. It's a place inspired and guided by the Lord Jesus Christ. It’s about achieving the vision God has for all of us through prayer, faith, and grind (works).
At one time I had very little faith and didn't see what God had for me. What does that mean? Well, although I was achieving worldly (opposed to spiritual) endeavors, something was missing. You see, I didn’t really believe the vision God had for my life. I thought I did, but the reality is my actions told another story. I functioned in the daytime like a robot, but I was a mess at night--sad and down in the dumps. I would wallow in my grief at the pain the many opportunities I missed and the poor decisions I made. So at night when I laid my head on that pillow I was a total wreck giving all my thoughts and pain to the enemy instead of to God. And as soon as morning came I started the robot-show again acting like the happy-go-lucky Sharon. I wasted so much time on the things that happened in my past and the things I couldn't change, that I didn't
live ON purpose, or IN my purpose. The vision God placed in my
heart was cloudy.
...it's also about Grind. Yes, when I got a revelation of who God said I was, I started to do the work. I started looking at vision — the vision God wanted me to move on. I started looking at myself, I forgave myself, I forgave others, and I spent time with
God. It was just He and I for a few years–yep years. And what I started noticing
was that He was leading me to higher ground spiritually. And in the natural I
started grinding – really grinding.
I started doing the work and I started having goals that meant something – goals that helped myself and other people. I started feeling better and I never looked back. Was it always easy? Of course not, nothing worthwhile comes easy. Grinding is about looking at ourselves and putting in the work no matter what comes our way. Grinding is about not feeling sorry for ourselves. Grinding is about looking towards the future and letting no person, place, or thing stop us. Grinding is about living–really living, what lives in our heart and leveling-up. And with faith and grind, our vision will happen on earth as it is in heaven. Believe that, because “where there is faith, there must come grind" (James 2:17). We must believe great things for ourselves.