If you are thinking about entering this for the Writing Challenge this week ("The end of the tunnel"), you really shouldn't post it here. Those entries are to be anonymous, and they're not to be published anywhere first. Even a posting on the message boards could be considered "published."
Don't worry about this, not a bit. It takes everyone a bit of time to get used to the Challenge and its rules. Just in case you missed them, though, you can read them on this page--click the link that says "submission rules" at the top left. http://www.faithwriters.com/writing-challenge-intro.php
My recommendation would be that you delete this post, if you see my reply quite soon, and go ahead and enter the contest. Otherwise, you might want to wait until next week's contest. This particular essay could still be entered in Regular Submissions--just not in the Weekly Challenge.
Glad you're here--hope to be seeing quite a bit of you in and around FaithWriters!