Why do we fail to accomplish that which we have set out to do in the world? This is a question that has baffled people over the ages. One of the issues here is that most people fail to balance the spiritual and the intellectual. There is an intuitive (spiritual) side of things which is responsible for developing a vision and pushing the frontiers. The intuitive and spiritual aspect of the vision is not enough, you must also work out the rational processes required to get the job done. You will succeed to the extent to which you are able to fuse the spiritual with the intellectual. As you pray for a better world, you must also reason it out.
We should stop over simplifying miracles, just because God gave you an assignment to save the world does not mean you just build a boat and dump the animals inside. Noah needed to figure out a lot of things! It is not as simple and straightforward as most people seem to think it is. Just because God is backing you up does not mean you can just build a boat and dump in some animals and food and expect everything to be in order. A man like Noah must be really meticulous and pay attention to detail. Noah was a Scientist, Inventor, Engineer, Botanist, Biologist, Geologist, Mathematician and Physicist rolled into one.
We must never forget to acknowledge that Noah did not just worship God and pray for things to get done. His mind was so powerful that God could use him to build the ark. This is a great example of a man that understood how to fuse the intuitive and the rational. They don’t have to conflict, and we can enjoy the best of both worlds. The brilliant dude wants to hold meetings and brainstorm with experts about how to get the project started as soon as possible. He is discussing funds, resources and available manpower, without regards for available Godpower. Ignoring the spiritual aspect of things is not a smart move.