Could you imagine what people would have said to Noah? They probably thought he was crazy. Not only was he building an enormous ark, but he was rounding up all these animals. What was he creating? A zoo? Not only did he have to get all kinds of animals, he had to get all kinds of food. When the flood finally came, Noah was 600 years old. Could you imagine doing such back breaking work when you are 80, 90 years old, let alone 500 over years old.
God may seem to have crazy ideas for our lives. Other people may tell you that it can’t be done; that people don’t go around doing those sorts of things, that these things are not humanly possible. They limit God and the more we listen to this kind of talk, the more we start to second guess ourselves and start questioning God. Did God really say that? I can’t do that, I don’t know how to do it, that’s impossible. Noah could have told God, “I’m too old. You’ve got the wrong guy God.” Instead Noah was obedient even when given such a huge task. Nothing is impossible with God. If Noah had not followed God’s instructions his family would not have been saved, everyone and everything would have been wiped away by the flood.
We all have a part to play; God has predestined us to achieve something, our destiny. You may think that you aren’t able to do what God asks or even know how to begin to get where God wants you to go. Ask for His guidance. All He’s asking for is obedience. When you take that step of faith, God will step in and take control of the situation.
So shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.
I am going to bring floodwaters on the earth to destroy all life under the heavens, every creature that has the breath of life in it. Everything on earth will perish. But I will establish my covenant with you, and you will enter the ark—you and your sons and your wife and your sons’ wives with you.
- Zhen Ang