I recently had my second go at wake boarding on Lake Powell in Arizona. My first time ever was only three years ago. I love being able to still participate in athletic activities like this, especially at my age, and I get really frustrated if I can’t do things well without too much effort. As I was attempting to stand up and wake board for more than 10 seconds at a time, my host, who was also the driver of his ski boat, yelled out over the water at me to “look up, keep looking up!” With that one command I was able to achieve several nice rides and I finally dropped the rope and sat down because I needed a rest!
As I finished that day’s adventure I was reminded that looking up is a great rule for everything in life. Any endeavor I’ve ever attempted has involved looking straight ahead or up at the goal… keeping focused. Like holds many distractions and there’s always something or someone who is trying to tempt you to take your eyes off your goals. You must stay focused by looking up and never down. Having faith in looking ahead to God will help you achieve great things. God is up and He is life. So always look UP!