Lessons from a Pencil

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Photo Credit: morguefile.com

I always think that it is pretty cool when we can learn some of life’s lessons from objects that people use in their everyday life. Thus, we have today’s little parable about pencils. I hope that you enjoy this little story I found and in some way, you can apply a couple of these thoughts into your heart.

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.
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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.

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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.

  21 comments for “Lessons from a Pencil

  1. August 23, 2013 at 12:27 am

    Thank you for this post.

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  2. Lyn
    August 23, 2013 at 12:36 am

    I love this one. I had to read it to my nieces and nephew (who just happened to be sharpening his pencil when I got to the part about sharpening), for their bit of wisdom for the day.

    Thanks!
    Lyn

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    • August 23, 2013 at 12:44 am

      NICE!! I am glad that you could tell others about it 🙂

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  3. August 23, 2013 at 12:41 am

    Hi coach Good morning!
    Great post. Really love it. Yes I am agree that we can learn about life from pencil and ofcourse from its eraser too 🙂 blessing to you, Coach!

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  4. August 23, 2013 at 12:57 am

    Very inspiring Coach, I love this! 🙂 God bless you and your family

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    • August 23, 2013 at 1:33 am

      Thank you SO much my friend!! Have a GREAT day!

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      • August 23, 2013 at 1:34 am

        You’re welcome Coach:) Have a great day too 🙂
        by the way I’m including you in one of my nominees In The Liebster Award, here’s the link
        http://mjraik.wordpress.com/the-liebster-award/
        God bless 🙂

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      • August 23, 2013 at 1:39 am

        Awww….THANK YOU!! I will get ot it as soon as I can 🙂 Thanks again!!

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      • August 23, 2013 at 1:40 am

        Take your time 🙂

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  5. August 23, 2013 at 1:37 am

    wonderful thoughts
    with regards

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  6. August 23, 2013 at 1:37 am

    Reblogged this on aksharaalu – Best Collections and commented:
    Pencil lessons

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  7. findingmyinnercourage
    August 23, 2013 at 1:54 am

    You indeed captured my undivided attention all with pencil! Excellent Blog!

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  8. August 23, 2013 at 3:46 am

    Thank you so much for sharing this! If you don’t mind, I would like to pass this story on to my pastor’s wife. We are doing a Bible study and we were talking today about this exact thing–what is important is what is on the inside.

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    • August 23, 2013 at 4:01 am

      YES! Feel free to use anything I post. OUR Lord is GREAT…He is our mighty and faithful God!

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      • August 23, 2013 at 12:36 pm

        Thank you! and yes He certainly is GREAT!

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  9. July 17, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    Reblogged this on AUTHORS PROMOTION and commented:
    I think this is what I need to read today.

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  10. December 25, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    Reblogged this on Gr8fullsoul.

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