Noah was a righteous man, the only blameless person living on earth at the time, and he walked in close fellowship with God. – Genesis 6:9
It can be easy to look at Noah and be envious. You can wish that God would use you to do something really amazing like how he used Noah.
Even though Noah was used by God in a big way, I bet to Noah it didn’t feel big at the moment. It probably felt like a lot of work. Taking care of tons of animals day after day would be really hard. Then he was stuck in a boat with what probably felt like unending rain. Follow that up with dealing with elephant poop. Noah had to put in a lot of work to be used by God.
I bet there were times when Noah wished that God had picked someone else to build the ark and take care of all those animals. Yet Noah still obeyed God. His close relationship with God kept him going when things were tough and took a lot of work.
We can do the same thing that Noah did. We might not have to build a huge boat to save the world, but God will ask us to do things for Him in our lifetime. And if we don’t give up and stay encouraged, we can accomplish big things for God. So decide today to draw close to God and let your relationship with God be the thing that keeps you going when things are tough.