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By Tunde Onakoya I woke up yesterday morning worrying about very basic things that I didn’t have the capacity to resolve on my own... Go...

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By Tunde Onakoya



I woke up yesterday morning worrying about very basic things that I didn’t have the capacity to resolve on my own...
God spoke his words and I listened
He said “Standstill and know that I am God”
I felt peace and set about planning for the activities we had lined up for the kids.
We successfully held the graphics design,Head gear making and photography classes for the kids while we took about twenty of them out for a presentation at the University of Lagos..


So it turned out that a fifteen-year-old boy in the United States; Minnesota precisely,held a fundraiser for his high school project to procure chess training materials for the Chess in slums project..
He and his Mum who is a professor and an Associate Dean for research at the University of Minnesota flew into the country on Thursday and yesterday they presented chess training materials to us..
They’ll be going back to the states today.

I don’t know this boy and his mother..Mr Dashe and President of the chess players association of Nigeria recommended our project to be the beneficiaries of the donation..
After taking proper inventory of all the materials,from US standard chess boards,to chess magazines,chess books by Kasparov and other elite Grandmasters to Digital chess clocks and portable bags,We reached an estimate of almost N300,000.

I didn’t have the right words,so I told the woman and her Son thank you馃槉..
She said “No thank you instead for giving us the opportunity to give to these beautiful children “

I didn’t go looking for this opportunity
It found me just as I am
I had to go look for that scriptural reference and I found it in the book of psalm 46:10-11.
“Standstill and know that I am God,I will be honored by every nation,I will be honored throughout the world”.

We have to constantly learn to standstill and know that he his God because the battle is not ours to fight,the battle is the Lord’s...
Don’t keep too many sleepless nights
Let God fight your battles by committing your plans into his hands.
He doesn’t give a man a vision without first making provision for it..

The best part is he hasn’t even started yet..
Not only do we now have more than enough chess training materials,we also have enough to set up a chess business enterprise that could run as a financial plan for sustainability..

I have come to realize that when we Express joy and gratitude to God
It's sure to open more windows..
What the devil does to believers is to try to take away their joy cause joy brings confidence and confidence comes with confident expectations which are always met.

I believe in God, the one who creates the purpose that fits the nature of a man.
What’s that you have in your hands?
He can use it,if you’re willing to lose it
Take the little you have and make it grand
Your dreams are valid
Just stand still and know that he is God.




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