An object lesson for Sabbath school teachers and youth leaders.
Life requires balance. The pole in the images represents our direction in life. When we look up to God for direction, He helps us anticipate what to do.
Try this: balance a beam or stick in your hands. Notice the difference between looking at your hand versus looking up.
When we look at our hands, we loose track of where the pole is going, and it falls on us. However, when we look up, we have a reference point. Having a reference point gives us balance.
Looking above for direction vs. looking at the problem in our hands. One helps us anticipate what to do - the other leaves us racing about trying to keep up.
Does this sound familiar?