I recently had my second go at wake-boarding on Lake Powell in Arizona. My first time enjoying this fun sport 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 (pictured in my last ride above) because I needed a break!
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 and achieved has involved looking straight ahead or up at the goal in order to stay focused. Life is filled with many distractions and there’s always something or someone who is trying to tempt us to take our eyes off of our goals. Stay focused. If you live your life with faith and hope, while keeping your eyes on your goals, you will achieve great things. Look up, and look to God, for he leads to an abundant life. Always look UP!
Lift up your eyes on high And see who has created these stars, The One who leads forth their host by number, He calls them all by name; Because of the greatness of His might and the strength of His power, Not one of them is missing. Isaiah 40:26