There is a difference between "up" and "above". Up is relative. Above is absolute. When we find ourselves down, up seems enough because we are at least above some, so we fall short of our capacity and potential. But when above is the goal, we have a higher standard.
Lord, you are above and you want me to be above as well so help me to not limit myself and think "more" or "better" or "ok" is good enough.