Someone posted an unflattering remark about me on a message board. It said, "I'm watching Barbie Bassett do the weather right now. That dumb broad doesn't know beans about the weather. I watch wapt.com for local Jackson weather." I don't know Larry (who posted this), but my parents would be very disappointed to know all of the money they spent on my Masters Degree was for nothing.
Do you ever wonder why you are doing your profession? I do. I haven't spoken about this but me and my family were about to move recently. My husband got a wonderful job opportunity that would've caused us to leave Jackson and move 3 hours away, hence me leaving WLBT. After much prayer, we decided not to leave after all.
After reading the above remark and some of the emails I get on a daily basis, I often find myself ready to "leave" this career. The pressure to look a certain way and be a weatherman (instead of a woman) make it difficult at times. Then I think of Noah. People talked about him in ways I'm sure hurt his feelings, too. But God had a bigger plan and He used Noah to fulfill that plan.
On days when I read or hear mean things about myself, I try to remember that God has a plan for all of us. I can't necessarily go to Africa and be a missionary, but I can be a missionary in the career He has called me to do, even if that means that I "don't know beans" about the weather.