Keeping our mind clear, focused and Christ centered, which is a moment-by-moment thing, for me, is the single biggest challenge of my day.
With homelessness becoming an ever growing situation in the U.S. one of the members of my prayer group shared a great technique to stay focused and centered on Jesus Christ and to allow the Holy Spirit to work in us. If someone ask us for money or some type of hand out we should ask God what we are to do and how we are to handle the situation. Living in a metropolis allows for this to be practiced regularly.
Romans 8 CSB
5 For those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit have their minds set on the things of the Spirit.