I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:14What kind of challenges are you facing in your life? Some folks have pretty big ones. Incarceration, divorce, life threatening illness, estrangement from family, drug or alcohol addiction. Now you may not face the 'big ones' listed here but even a small issue in life can be overwhelming at times. No matter what, we are not to quit and give up but to keep charging and running the race ahead of us to win.How do you do that when life overwhelms you and you feel hopeless. First try to get your mind off yourself for just a moment. By this I do not mean your problem is unimportant because it is important. Focusing on other needs somehow lessens the impact of ours. Seeing how you can help another person. Suggestions would be volunteer at a homeless shelter, prison, jail, nursing home, hospital, after school program. Get involved in the lives of others who need care. Somehow your cares diminish when you get involved in another's life.Whatever you are doing today stay focused on the prize and that is Heaven. Keep focused on Jesus and do not allow the enemy Satan to rob your joy and lie to you. Defeat him at his own game by standing up joyfully and thanking the Lord for another day and the blessing coming your way.PRAYER: I want to keep running my race of life to win the crown of life. Help me not get distracted by minor problems or issues meant to trip me up. Give me the desire to plant love and hope into another's life. In Jesus' name. Amen.