But, God! This is the wrong place and the wrong people!
And on the Sabbath day we went outside the gate to a riverside, where we were supposing that there would be a place of prayer; and we sat down and began speaking to the women who had assembled. A woman named Lydia, from the city of Thyatira, a seller of purple fabrics, a worshiper of God, was listening; and the Lord opened her heart to respond to the things spoken by Paul.
Paul tried to go to the most fruitful place on earth, but God said, "No!" Instead, God sent Paul to Philippi of Macedonia. In Philippi his team went to where many Jews should have been gathered to pray, but there were only women at the river. Where were the people? This was not Paul's normal audience. It was a women's-only Bible study! It looked like God brought Paul to the wrong people at the wrong place!
What do you do when God brings you to place and a people you do not expect? Many Christians whine and quit, but Paul did what God called him to do. He taught the Word of God. Paul learned to let God arrange the places and pick the people.
Let God do what only God can do! Let God move heaven and earth to give you the people and places of His choice. Then you do what only you can do: Preach and Teach the Word of God. Be a wiling instrument in the hand of God.
Obedience is not doing what I want. Obedience is doing what God wants.
For me to live is Christ.