Parable of the Pencil

Here is a story about a pencil.  At a point of our lives, we have picked up a pencil.  During the course of growing up, it evolved into pens, mechanical pencils, and keyboards.  While there are crayons and markers that helped us on our journey, lets focus on the main instrument we use in our writing.  The Pencil Maker story goes to the root with a wooden pencil…  

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

“There are 5 things you need to know,” he told the pencil, “Before I send you out into the world. 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 write.”

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

Now replacing the place of the pencil with you. Always remember them 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.”

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

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 your duties.”

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.

There are many pencils I can remember sharpening.  Sometimes, I remember sharpening to the very point.  Other times I sharpened not so much, and it became a little dull to prevent a possibility of breaking that precious lead.  We all have pencil stories like getting the raddest pencil with the trendy designs, or the pencil that bends and curves (or was it a pen…?).  With our writing utensil, we shared connections that whole time.  We should remember the purpose of the pencil at heart.  It is without the extras, shapes, matters, etc.  The pencil communicates.  It is up to you in the way it communicates.  We are in a way a pencil that writes to each other through our connections.  Let’s remember that in our way of life this story at heart, the 5 things we should know.  Onward, we can live life to our potential, purpose at heart, loving as the pencil.

Photo by Jan Kahánek on Unsplash

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