When I began speaking at conventions, banquets, seminars and other gathering years ago, I assumed my invitations would stay regional--invitations would come only from groups who received the WLBT signal and who knew who I was. Boy, was I wrong. The speaking requests I've been receiving over the last few months have taken me out of central Mississippi to places who can't watch me give the weather each night, even out of state. Just when you think you have God all figured out, He proves He can expand your mission field if you're willing to go.
After Saul had a close encounter with God on the road to Damascus, he began preaching in the synagogues. The Jews thought Saul was a traitor. Just a short time before, Saul was persecuting Christians and now he was telling others about Jesus and they weren't happy about it. The Jews conspired to kill Saul, but he was tipped off to it. Acts 9:25 says, "But his followers took him by night and lowered him in a basket through an opening in the wall." Saul was able to escape being killed by an angry mob and keep preaching.
Saul didn't let the fact that he was being hunted get in the way of his faith. Whatever God is urging you to do, He has already provided for it to happen. Your worry need not take over; your faith does. When God calls you for a purpose, rest assured He will provide favor for the task at hand.
(Barbie will be the guest speaker tonight for the Clarke County Chamber of Commerce Banquet near Meridian.)