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Sunday, July 31, 2016

The Decision

Ebenezer wandered around aimlessly
Replaying the nagging words of his wife in his mind
“Why can’t I break free from all the debts which our trailing me.”
He kept telling himself over and over again.
Pushing his huge frame forward
His eyes fell upon the vast ground inside an old dilapidated church.
Then he looked at the young men whiling away their time uselessly in front of it.
“I pity those losers one day they will land up like me
 Stupid and  broke.” He thought.
As he kept walking he read a huge signboard 
The words "Your decisions decide your  wealth"- Dr Mike Murdoch struck him right in the eyes.
“Really, if that’s what it takes to make a change I want to see these vagabonds not turn up like me “,he said.
He walked in met Father Peter who was surprised to see the old recluse
He was even more surprised when he spoke of his idea to keep the youth out of the streets.
He agreed to his plans'
The next day his wife found him dressed before dawn a spring in his step
His sold the few earthly treasures he had and he went to the ground next day.
He started early morning and started clearing out the debris in the woods.
Days went by the aimless youth gathered around the wall and watched 
Ebenezer on his knees creating a ground complete with tracks, football and basketball fields.
Excitement buzzed in the entire village
The old and the young came forward with the little bit they had to make the sports centre a centre of excellence.
Then the learned and wealthy proposed to start academics training to   teach the young people life skills and knowledge to live successful lives.
By the year end the University named after Ebenezer was birthed.
They elected the loser old Ebenezer as its chairman.
Yes a  decision by him to create a better world for the generation after him gave him wealth , status and power as it is written in Proverbs 13:22 CJB A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children’s children:

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