Saturday, October 16, 2010


A pencil-maker told the pencils 5 important lessons just before putting them in the box:

  • EVERYTHING YOU DO WILL ALWAYS LEAVE A MARK.
  • YOU CAN ALWAYS CORRECT THE MISTAKES YOU MAKE.
  • WHAT IS IMPORTANT IS WHAT IS INSIDE OF YOU.
  • IN LIFE, YOU WILL UNDERGO PAINFUL SHARPENINGS, WHICH WILL ONLY MAKE YOU BETTER.
  • TO BE THE BEST PENCIL, YOU MUST ALLOW YOURSELF TO BE HELD AND GUIDED BY THE HAND THAT HOLDS YOU.

We all need to be constantly sharpened!
This parable may encourage you to know that you are a special person with unique God-given talents and abilities.

Only YOU can fulfill the purpose which you were born to accomplish.

Never allow yourself to get discouraged and think that your life is insignificant and cannot be changed; and, like the pencil ...

Always remember that the most important part of who you are is what's inside of you.



14 comments:

  1. I really liked this post! Thanks for the food for thought today, it was much needed and throughly enjoyed! Hope all is well in AZ.

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  2. I love this! Great analogy!

    Jane

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  3. this is so cool. I love that last one the best. ☺☺☺

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  4. Every thing you do will leave a mark -- think you are leaving some pretty good marks yourself. sandie

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  5. That's a great analogy! Thanks for the words of wisdom.

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  6. This is such a great reminder and such a cute analogy, thank-you.
    Blessings,
    Ginger

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  7. Aw, that was so sweet and subtle too. Thank you for a lovely thought now embedded in my brain. Loved it.

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  8. A friend from my last church sent this same thing to me a few weeks ago. It was good to see it again. It's always good to visit your blog. Have a fantastic week.

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  9. 5 important lessons that we all need to learn :-)

    ~Ron

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  10. What an interesting and clever post! Much to learn from this.

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  11. I love this post. For reasons I will not mention, a great deal of what you said in it spoke to me VERY PERSONALLY this morning.

    I am going to save this one to reread.

    BTW... I thought the picture was a PEACOCK at first. I think I need a visit to the eye doctor.

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