By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, in holy fear built an ark to save his family. By his faith he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness that comes by faith. Hebrews 11:7
It has to be the longest construction project ever: 120 years working on a wooden ship.
Noah did it by faith.
Up to that point, it had never rained before, so even the concept of rain was foreign to Noah and those who watched him day after day (Genesis 2:5-6).
I suspect he was harassed and ridiculed. The people probably laughed at the monstrosity Noah was building. His family probably thought he wasn’t altogether with it. He probably continued to warn them that it was going to rain and that they needed to be prepared. But he labored on because he had faith in what God had told him. God was sustaining Noah for all those years.
God had given him specific instructions on how it was to be built and who would go in.
One hundred twenty years he labored.
Then it neared completion so he started gathering the animals. Big. Small. Colorful. Ugly. Beautiful. Creepy, Cute. Then he corralled the people: his wife, three boys and their wives, and himself. They were in the ark for seven days before the rains came (Genesis 7:7). Those last seven days had to test his faith, waiting, just waiting for the water to fall from the sky.
Perhaps God has “told” you something and you have no idea how it could possibly come true, but you know beyond a doubt that it was God. You may have to wait a long time to see it occur before your eyes. There will be doubts and fears. Hang in there.