Parable of the Pencil


The Pencil Maker took the pencil aside, just before putting him into the box.

“There are 5 things you need to know before I send you out into the world,” he told the pencil. Always remember them and never forget, and you will become the best pencil you can be.”

One: You will be able to do many great things, but only if you allow yourself to be held in Someone’s hand.”

Two: You will experience a painful sharpening from time to time, but you’ll need it to become a better pencil.”

Three: You will be able to correct any mistakes you might make.”

Four: The most important part of you will always be what’s inside.”

“And Five: On every surface you are used on, you must leave your mark. No matter what the condition, you must continue to do what is asked of you and write.”

The pencil understood and promised to remember, and went into the box with purpose in its heart.

Now, replace the place of the pencil with yourself.  Always remember these lessons and never forget, and you will become the best person you can be.

One: You will be able to do many great things, but only if you allow yourself to be held in God’s hand and allow other human beings to access you for the many gifts you possess.

Two: You will experience a painful sharpening from time to time, by going through various problems in life, but you’ll need it to become a stronger person.

Who are YOU reflecting?

Three: You will be able to correct any mistakes you might make through acts of repentance, forgiveness and God’s love.

Four: The most important part of you will always be what’s on the inside.

And Five: On every surface you walk through, you must leave your mark. No matter what the situation, you must continue to do what God has designed you to do and called you to.

Allow this parable on the pencil to encourage you to know that you are a special person and only you can fulfill the purpose to which you were born to accomplish. Never allow yourself to get discouraged and think that your life is insignificant and cannot make a change.

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2 thoughts on “Parable of the Pencil

  1. I’ve written about ‘Pencil’ too then read this one after. Now this gave me an idea to talk about the significance of ‘Pencil’ on my small group tomorrow. I thank God for you and the wisdom that He has imparted on you. God bless you.

    • Thank you so much for your kind words and your shared blessing. Please be sure to let me know how your small group study goes. I’m praying for the Spirit to fill you and bless you!

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