But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.
Ordinary people can do great things, even if at the beginning they appear to be wastes of time.
Noah was given the mission to build an ark to save his family and the righteous from coming destruction by a flood. He was an ordinary man.
However, there was something different about him that is marked in Genesis 6:8–9. He found grace in the eyes of the Lord, and he walked with God.
Noah found favor with God, not because of the way he dressed or whether or not he was cool, but because he had walked in the grace and favor of the Lord.
Noah and Christians today should exemplify this willingness to carry out our purpose regardless of its difficulties or unpopularity.
Those who turn a deaf ear to the world but listen and obey God, like Noah, will find favor and grace from God. They walk with God.
As African-Americans, we can draw inspiration from Noah's story, recognizing that greatness can emerge from ordinary individuals when they walk with God, remain authentic, and persevere in their purpose. By finding favor with God and embracing our unique missions, we can make a lasting impact on our communities and the world, proving that ordinary people can indeed achieve greatness.
Like Noah, we should prioritize listening to and obeying God's voice over the noise of the world. Those who remain faithful to God's guidance will find favor and grace, allowing them to walk with God and fulfill their purpose.