Wednesday, July 12, 2006

The Pencil Parable

A friend sent me the following story of the pencil, which encouraged me. Would love to share with you all:

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.Never allow yourself to get discouraged and think that your life is insignificant and cannot make a change.

11 comments:

audrey` said...

I love this post very much :)
Thank you.

Yeah!
You're indeed a very special person, Kitty.

Just yesterday afternoon, I thanked our good Lord for you and the uplifting happiness in your life lately.

God bless you, dearest :)

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Thanks for sharing that.

Corry said...

Thank you for sharing this, dear sister. That is truly beautiful and encouraging!

God's Grace.

Amanda said...

Very cool, that would make an excellent children's talk!

Kitty Cheng said...

Audrey, thanks for your constant encouragement. You are very special to me. To be honest, I am not so sure if I have been feeling happy lately simply because I have some inner tension I am going through at the moment. I will share more in my next posts. Need your prayers.

Kitty Cheng said...

You're welcome Matthew.

Kitty Cheng said...

Corry, I agree with you. I guess I am going through a period of being 'sharpened' and I feel a bit uneasy about it.

Kitty Cheng said...

Amanda, I think so.

audrey` said...

Praying for you dearest :)
Take care.

Kitty Cheng said...

Thank you so much Audrey.

audrey` said...

You're most welcome :)