But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s delicacies, nor with the wine which he drank; therefore he requested of the chief of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself. Now God had brought Daniel into the favor and goodwill of the chief of the eunuchs. So he consented with them in this matter and tested them for ten days. And at the end of ten days, their features appeared better and fatter in flesh than all the young men who ate the portion of the king’s delicacies.
Daniel 1:8‭-‬9‭, ‬14‭-‬15 NKJV

While it is God who is responsible for the choice of the locations and the duration of His chosen instruments for the accomplishing of His purposes on earth, it is also not the prerogative of the chosen vessels to determine the process by which God prepares and positions them for the divine usefulness.

Wherever God locates you and whatever God allows you to experience there, all that God requires of you is your absolute surrender and complete allegiance to Him. The worldly culture or the system will provide you the opportunity for the easy way out, it is then your choice not to settle for the earthly honor and glory which are temporary but to wait for the heavenly prize.

The honor and glory which come from God are eternal and far outweigh the earthly ones. Also, they are given to all those who through faith with patience, persistence, perseverance, and unwavering obedience wait to receive the promise.

No doubt, the time of waiting can be exhausting and painful but in the middle of the arduous circumstances, God also will not leave you nor forsake you. He will grant you the favor and goodwill of those in authority over you. Therefore, do not get discouraged, but prepare your heart to trust absolutely in God who can distinguish you with outstanding grace among your fellows. May the good God help your heart to remain steadfast till the end in Jesus’ name. Good morning and do have a blessed day.

Your brother,

Olufemi Babalola