This is the history of the generations of Noah. Noah was a just and righteous man, blameless in his [evil] generation; Noah walked [in habitual fellowship] with God.
The earth was depraved and putrid in God’s sight, and the land was filled with violence (desecration, infringement, outrage, assault, and lust for power).
And God looked upon the world and saw how degenerate, debased, and vicious it was, for all humanity had corrupted their way upon the earth and lost their true direction.
God said to Noah, I intend to make an end of all flesh, for through men the land is filled with violence; and behold, I will destroy them and the land.
Make yourself an ark of gopher or cypress wood; make in it rooms (stalls, pens, coops, nests, cages, and compartments) and cover it inside and out with pitch (bitumen).
For behold, I, even I, will bring a flood of waters upon the earth to destroy and make putrid all flesh under the heavens in which are the breath and spirit of life; everything that is on the land shall die.
But I will establish My covenant (promise, pledge) with you, and you shall come into the ark–you and your sons and your wife and your sons’ wives with you.
Noah did this; he did all that God commanded him.
If you will continue to chapter 7-9 of Genesis you will learn that Noah built a ship in the middle of dry land…he must have been misunderstood, mocked at, and laughed by many who didn’t know the ‘whys’ …but that didn’t deter him from building the ship as he was told by God. How many times God either shows or tells us things that just doesn’t look anywhere close to what’s happening with our human eyes. Just because we can’t see it happening … doesn’t mean we must lose heart because of other people’s opinions.
Noah became a legend because he kept building the ship in the middle of dry land regardless of what others thought of his actions. Not everything God gives the full details…but He never takes us where His grace can’t sustain us.
According to the dictionary – A legend is someone who leaves behind an unforgettable impression on others. They touch lives, they’re remembered, they’re cherished.
Becoming a legend one must take what looks like a disadvantage and turn it into an advantage … leaving others to wonder how they did it.
Sometimes things in life go wrong … but those very same things can open a whole new life on its own for something bigger and greater. So we thrive to move past the complexities of life and live in a way to be remembered whether by a few or many. And by no means can this be accomplished by wanting an easy life. No pain, nothing to gain.
Your struggles do not own the rights to define you …. others may define you by your struggles … but it must never be your views of yourself. You are so much more than what is happening to you right now.
It sometimes seem that God takes everyone of us into the UNKNOWN. It’s called FAITH. It’s scary but His peace passes our understanding.
How did Noah do it? The same way we will. And others will come along and wonder how we did it. Accept the promise and live everyday believing that God is able to bring everything to fruition.
Hold on to whatever God has promised. Turn every disadvantage into an advantage. Go from hopelessness to becoming a legend. Don’t ever think that you are at a disadvantage . It’s an opportunity to be remembered that your faith kept you alive when everyone else counted you out.
Touch lives, and live in a way to be remembered whether by a few or many. Turn your disadvantage into an advantage.🙏