Do you ever feel like your world is spinning so fast and you just aren’t quite sure how to get off this roller coaster called life? It’s like…how did I even get here in the first place. The teen years can be full of school, homework, jobs, sports, afterschool activities, church, family, friends…it’s honestly not surprising that we sometimes…or all the time…feel overwhelmed, stressed out, anxious…and yes, a lack of motivation. Too much can lead us to a not so fun place called overwhelm where we don’t even want to get out of bed anymore. You just want to throw the blankets over your head and go back to sleep for days. We lack motivation to do even the simplest of tasks. I remember hitting a time like this in my life. My life was spinning so fast that it seemed like every time I turned a corner something big was changing in my life. I finally hit a point where I didn’t even know what side was up. I remember singing Big Daddy Weave’s song, “Overwhelmed” all the time. Now, when Big Daddy Weave wrote that song, he was talking about how he was overwhelmed by how amazing our God is…for me…I would change the lyrics and sing it about my life. One lyric in the song says, “I’m overwhelmed. I’m overwhelmed by you.” Yep…that was me. I had hit major overwhelm and praise God, he helped me to overcome and step into real freedom. Do I still have a lot going on in my life…yes. However, I am no longer overwhelmed like I was before. Now, do I fight off the feeling of overwhelm from time to time, yes. I would be lying if I said I didn’t. But now, I find that if I am fighting overwhelm, I know that it no longer has power over my life. There will be times in your life when there will be a lot going on. That may be your life right now. So, with all that’s going on, how do we keep from hitting that place called overwhelm? And let me say this, too, maybe your schedule isn’t super busy, but there are some big things that maybe you and or your family are walking through and it’s causing you to be in a place of overwhelm, these things can help you as well. Psalm 61:1-4 talks about a time where King David hit that place of overwhelm...maybe you’ve been in a similar place. He’s crying out to God and saying, “Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer; from the end of the earth I call to you when my heart is faint…or overwhelmed.” Then he says, “Lead me to the rock that is higher than I, for you have been my refuge (or my hiding place), a strong tower against my enemy." One thing David understands is that when he’s feeling overwhelmed, all he has to do is get with God and he knows that God will guide him out of that place. I love verse 2 where it says, “Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.” Have you ever been to the mountains and you were standing at the bottom of a cliff. You look up and all you see is this massive mountain that’s in front of you. There is no telling what’s on the other side of that mountain. When we turn to God in that place of overwhelm, it’s like God picks us up and places us on the peak of that mountain…I hope you aren’t afraid of heights…and now we can see with a much clearer perspective what is on the other side. That’s what God wants to do for you. So practically speaking, what does that look like when it seems like our world is spinning so fast. How do we step out of that place of overwhelm. Check out this week's episode of the UncommonTEEN Podcast!Connect with Us!Website: UncommonTEEN.comInstagram: @uncommon.teenUncommonTEEN App: UncommonTEENapp.comJoin us LIVE on Instagram on Friday evenings at 9pm Central for a Live Q&A with Coach Jamie!