No man seeking to be known publicly does things in secret. Show yourself to the world. Now! (John 7:4)
That was ungodly counsel then, and it is ungodly counsel now.
The simple answer was “My TIME has not yet come”.
Dear young minister, especially in the days of arrogance and ambition in the name of doctrinal pseudoknowledge, and of bad examples; humble yourself under the mighty hand of God, and in DUE TIME, he will lift you up.