From Noah’s Ark
They describe how to Survive a Flood in Your Own Life
God said to Noah: "I have decided to put an end to all mortals on earth; the
earth is full of lawlessness because of them. So I will destroy them and all life on
earth. Make yourself an ark of gopher wood, put various compartments in it, and
cover it inside and out with pitch. This is how you shall build it: the length of the
ark shall be three hundred cubits, its width fifty cubits, and its height thirty cubits."
The Biblical story of Noah's Ark provides simple yet profound life lessons on faith,
fear, and survival. The tale begins with God deciding to destroy his creation - the
world - after pronouncing it irreversibly corrupt except for one man, Noah. God
instructed Noah to build an ark to hold his family and a pair of each animal, one
male and one female. Only the ark's passengers would survive the flood-waters.
We’ve all heard the story of Noah’s ark, but what can this ancient allegory tell
those of us struggling to find our bearings at the dawn of the 21st century? Plenty.
Whether fact or fiction, the heroic Biblical tale reveals more than simply how to
survive bad weather in an animal-packed boat built before power tools, air
conditioning, and indoor plumbing. Here are 10 life lessons from Noah’s Ark :
Lesson # 1 : Always plan ahead.
It wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark. Noah acted on faith, building the ark
long before the rain started. You need to look into the future and plan for it.
Remember that it's the person who looks ahead
and sees a potential outcome (either positive or
negative) and becomes proactively involved in
creating their desired outcome, instead of just
watching things happen will be more likely to
succeed everything in his life!
Lesson # 2 : Don’t listen to your critics.
Listen instead to your heart, and then do whatever has to be done. The neighbors
might have taunted when Noah was blocking their driveway — but he had the
last laugh as soon as the rain began falling!
Noah did not buckle to the peer pressure. He
followed through on his plan, completing the
task as instructed. Though he did not fit in with
his community, he took action and kept on
task. Also note that God only chose Noah for
the mission because of his "righteous"
reputation. Noah was a good man in corrupt
times. He did not follow the crowd. We can do
the same as Noah until we finish our work.
Lesson # 3 : Stay physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally fit.
You never know but that when you’re 600 years old, someone might come along
out of the blue and ask you to do something REALLY big!
You know, all the things required in order to
become a master of something. If you want to
become successful, the first thing to change is your
actions. Be ready to do everything before you are
asked and you will be success in your life, when
the opportunity comes!
Lesson # 4 : Don’t seek to go it alone.
Always travel, at least, in pairs, because two heads are better than one.
Going it alone on an adventure or crisis brings
on feelings of isolation. Find a buddy and go
through it together. A buddy is someone to
lean on, and a living reminder that we are
Lesson # 5 : Speed is not always an advantage.
The cheetahs were on board, but so were the snails; and they all arrived
safely on dry ground at the very same time.
Remember that you are never going to be great at
being someone else, Either you are cheetah or
snail, you are the most influential person in your
life and you are the secret to your own success
Lesson # 6 : Handle Conflict with certainty.
If you can’t fight or flee from adversity — at least make certain you have
an idea that can float in the battlefield of ideas!
More people fail in life as a result of inner
conflict and adversity than because of
outer conflict and adversity. When you have
self-awareness, you can master your inner
conflicts from a position of clarity and
power instead of being blindsided by them.
Lesson # 7 : Don’t miss the boat!
Never forget this underlying truth: that ultimately when all is said and
done, we’re all in the same boat!
Noah's Ark teaches the
value of making a plan and
sticking to it, even through
times of overwhelming odds.
The ark is "the boat," or the
opportunity, we all may miss
if we fail to take action in
time. Noah could teach
generations to come about
why it is important to never
miss the boat. Opportunity
often knocks in troubled
times, as it did for Noah.
Lesson # 8 : Don’t rely much on the experts
Remember that amateurs built the ark while professionals built the
Titanic and the Challenger Space Shuttle.
Your actions certainly give off more energy
than thoughts and so it's your actions which
make all the difference. Don’t rely much on
the experts. If you will make mistake, make
sure that you make it by yourself, and you
learn from it.
Lesson # 9 : Fear is nothing more than “False Evidence Appearing Real”.
The woodpeckers on the INSIDE are often a bigger threat to your overall
well being than the storms raging on the outside.
Remember that the same is true with any emotion: happiness,
sadness, anger, frustration, jealousy...all can fuel either positive or
negative actions or they can be buried. To repress or deny an
emotion is a waste of energy and when a powerful emotion is
buried, you bury it alive and it's only a matter of time before it claws
its way back out.
Lesson # 10 : Remain faithful and optimistic.
No matter how bleak things look, if God is traveling with you, there’s
always going to be a rainbow of peace on the other side of the storm.
The hard work we are assigned daily is also completed on faith faith that a paycheck will come, that a planned vacation will take
place, or that one's family will be provided for over the coming
years. Noah's faith is a lesson in taking action, even when it
seems that the rest of the world is not on our side. "Faith without
works is dead," the old adage goes. Sitting around and doing
nothing will not solve any problem.
“No matter the storm, when you're one
with God there's a rainbow waiting.”
Thank You Very Much