By Charles G. Tiah
Life is chess, not a guess work, and needs a mindset that earns a success
Life is smart guess, not a chess-work, most times what is planned leads not to triumph.
Life is faith and work, not guess and chess, the results are already laid out – go out for them
If life is a guess work, do the wishful-thinking and sleep in your bed and rest
If life is chess, think hardest and realize you are wrong for only smart guess and risk work
If life is faith and work, do not think, just believe and step out and you may be gaming your life
Yes life is a faith that needs a mindset and believing heart
Or keep wandering around the wilderness’ mountains
Yes, too, life is a courageous chess, take an adventure with a compass and you could discover an America
Now I know, life is more of a wisdom work than mere guess, cook and then sell your porridge to an Esau, take the birth right and enslave generations like those who give the economy to foreigners and then sleep and rest
Still, life is more of faith and work, like Ruth that Clings to Naomi trading her gods in faith
And working on the field that leads to the palace and redeemed wasted years
You both could be right: life is either a chess work or faith and work…….
NO! Only this is true: Life is Chess!
In chess we think first, then move bishop diagonally.
Pawn is push two steps forward at first chance or one step ahead
Horse springs back and forth
And there is rook
Queen has great liberty to move about while the king moves one step at a time
A thoughtful plan leads to victory
All these are brain works and that’s Chess….Life too is exactly so…..
NO! Only this is true: Life is Faith and Work!
In life there is a pattern of time- seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, and years
Each year repeats the same pattern so are many that revolve in a circle in spite of their brain or chess works
They fail because the path of each one’s life is already laid out; if any other route is treaded disaster is near
One needs faith attested by conviction to access the right path that leads to success
Because life is chess so there are certificates, diplomas, degrees: BA/SC; MA/SC; and PhDs, these are the keys to success…
But are these among life’s most successful? Are they?
Though they may be the key but do you know which of the billions of doors your key may open?
Perhaps you may be trying for centuries and your degrees may not work
Therefore, only this is true: Life is faith and work
In life we play chess, we play smart guess and risk but success does not depend on thinking and moving the pawns or estimations
This is the chess of life: line up to the POTTER’s design, have right wilderness mind-set: roll back Egypt’s reproach; break tents; step out across the Jordan with courage and
Faith, keep obeying and you will overcome Ayi, bring down Jericho, and the giants. And when you are in the land, know manna has stopped falling because the land is productive.
So faith and work. This mind set is not moving bishops diagonally
Or thinking … It’s accessing the marked out designed of God
And in faith working out the faith work: Ephesians 2:10
So life is faith and work!