Then the king promoted Daniel [to an exalted position] and gave him many great gifts, and he made him ruler over the entire province of Babylon and chief governor over all the wise men of Babylon(Daniel 2:48, AMP)
To be equipped means to be supplied with the necessary items for a particular purpose according to the oxford dictionary. It also means to prepare (someone) mentally for a particular situation or task. In this year, one word that you should remember in every situation or circumstance is equipped. God has already equipped you for that.
An exploit is defined by the Cambridge dictionary as a brave, interesting, or unusual act: There is something brave, interesting, and unusual you are going to do this year, and you are (already) prepared mentally for that.
The Scripture says in Daniel 2:48 (AMP) that then the king promoted Daniel [to an exalted position] and gave him many great gifts, and he made him ruler over the entire province of Babylon and chief governor over all the wise men of Babylon.
Before Daniel was promoted and presented with many great gifts, there was a task: not a good one; one that’s unusual. The King was ready to destroy all the wise men of Babylon if they fail to tell him about his dream and the interpretation. According to the wisdom of Babylon, no man had ever done that yet the king would show no mercy if they fail to meet his deadline.
The good news was that before King Nebuchadnezzar had that dream, In Daniel 1:17 (NLT) God gave Daniel the special ability to interpret the meanings of visions and dreams. That is God equipped Daniel before this task or situation.
Therefore if you are alive to see this day, this week, this month, this year, then know that God has equipped you for exploits. The right people are within reach. The resources are available. The opportunities are visible. The mysteries are solved. The only thing to be done is to do what Daniel did. Daniel and his friends went to God and presented the case before Him. And because God had already gifted him in that area, the answers flowed smoothly that night.
The reason why you see different people with different challenges is that God permits His children to face challenges He knows that they are prepared (spiritually) for. This is why it is suicidal to think that what worked for your colleague would work for you. We are different people with different gifts which in turn attract different challenges.
I pray that God helps you to realize the gifts or the necessary items He has equipped you with to do exploits in this year and beyond in Jesus’ Name. Amen