Life is overwhelming. Period. There’s no way to get around the reality that too often in life, we feel overcome by everything going on around us and in us. We don’t know where to turn, where to go, or what to do.

And lately, I’ve found myself at this place multiple times. I’m starting to look into graduate school and the possibility of also attending law school. It’s terrifying just to look at the cost of taking the GRE and LSAT tests. Last week, I had seven projects, papers, or tests due, and to add to that mess of all that, I also had 20 hours of work. Did I mention that I was also sick for 3 of those days? On Saturday, I had run into my old best friend’s sister while at an international festival.

Between juggling school, homework, 4 jobs, church, and numerous other extracurricular activities, I was overwhelmed. To add to the mix, I’m also trying to figure out what I want (or better yet, what God wants) to do with the next ten years of my life.

So last night, I sat on an altar.

Yes, that’s right. I know we often talk about metaphorically laying ourselves on the altar and giving ourselves over to God, but sometimes, we just have to do it literally. There’s no other way around it.