God gave Noah instructions about building the ark, including size and future use. Call that space.
God did NOT give him any info about how long it would take to build or how long he would be in it.
Call that time.
Based on references to Noah’s age, it looks like it was possibly as long as a century in being built. And he was in the ark about a year.
Would he have seen the project any differently if he had those two data points up front?
More to the point, will WE embrace the callings God gives us any differently if He shows us the visual, but there is no time stamp on it?
And will we feel betrayed or deceived by Him when we find out that the time line is quite different from what we naively imagined or wished?