Have you ever felt backed into a wall? Up against a hard place? Pressure caving in with no where to hide from it? Seasons come and go in our lives bringing joy and peace, excitement and hope, while others are simply just down right difficult to be in. I'm telling you, we've got to have a backbone and a determination rise up on the inside of us that come hell or high water, I am moving forward and breaking free of this place I find myself in. Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 9 Now every athlete who (goes into training and) competes in the games is disciplined and exercises self-control in all things. They do it to win a crown that withers, but we (do it to receive) an imperishable (crown that cannot wither). Therefore I do not run without a definite goal; I do not flail around like one beating the air (just shadow boxing). But (like a boxer) I strictly discipline my body and make it my slave... I want to encourage you today, keep fighting! Don’t lose heart and give up! The prize is going to be worth it! Punch, kick or claw, whatever you've got to do till you see breakthrough. Victory is ours, praise the Lord!!