“[the Lord] said. ‘Leave Jerusalem immediately, because the people here will not accept your testimony about me.’ … Then the Lord said to me, ‘Go; I will send you far away to the Gentiles.’” Acts 22:18 & 21
The people of Jerusalem wouldn’t accept Paul’s testimony of how Jesus had met him and changed his life on the Damascus Road. Yet though they didn’t believe it, they didn’t want Gentiles to hear his message. God sent him to the Gentiles anyway. God won’t be stopped. His plans won’t be thwarted. Many Gentiles came to faith through Paul’s ministry to them.