Have you noticed that the moment you establish a goal in your life, you start hearing people say, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Who do you think you areÃ¢â‚¬Â or Ã¢â‚¬Å“It canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t be doneÃ¢â‚¬Â or Ã¢â‚¬Å“Forget about itÃ¢â‚¬Â?
The antidote to the voices of doubt is to instead listen to the voice of God. Just imagine all the critics that were in NoahÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s life. Ã¢â‚¬Å“That guy Noah thinks God speaks to him, but heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s just messing up all of our property values by building that ark in his front yard.Ã¢â‚¬Â
The Bible tells us that Noah listened to God. And what did he hear? He heard GodÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s warning that the world was going to be destroyed. He believed what he had not yet seen. ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s what faith is Ã¢â‚¬â€ being certain of something we donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t see.
Noah didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t turn away from the vision God had given him. Instead, he built the ark.
God is going to give you a goal for your life, and some people may think itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s pretty crazy. But you have to stay focused on what you know God has said through his Word, the Bible. Then, you have to go build your ark!