So David came to Saul and stood before him. And he loved him greatly, and he became his armorbearer. Then Saul sent to Jesse, saying, “Please let David stand before me, for he has found favor in my sight.” And so it was, whenever the spirit from God was upon Saul, that David would take a harp and play it with his hand. Then Saul would become refreshed and well, and the distressing spirit would depart from him. (1 Sam 16:21-23)
We see God carving out a place for David in the palace, and not just any place. He wasn’t out with the guards at the gate. He wasn’t on the kitchen staff. He wasn’t even yet out with the army, fighting the king’s battles. All this would have been great but would not have served destiny’s purposes. God created an opportunity that would give him access to the innermost chambers: access to the king himself. This way he would watch and learn the ordering, the values and the business of royalty.
When God will prepare you for greatness, He will lead you to your own “palaces”. Watch and don’t trip up. The journey just began.