The Pencil

Morning Story and Dilbert

Vintage Dilbert
March 18, 2005

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.

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10 comments
  1. Reblogged this on OLIVE TWIST ~♥~ and commented:
    I never knew you could learn so much from a pencil- now I look forward to being sharpened, even when it hurts…
    Peace,
    Olive

  2. That is an excellent analogy. Thanks for sharing it!

  3. A great story and a reminder for all of us to live by the power of the Holy Spirit God has given to us !!
    Blessings in Christ, bruce

  4. Reblogged this on A Christian Warrior and commented:
    Another thought from Kenny.
    He has an amassing way of finding stories which make me think.
    I pray that I can be a pencil in God’s hands.

  5. Thanks for a great analogy. I just shared it on Facebook!

    • Hey Karen, Thanks for sharing this this on FB!!! It is truly an honor to be shared…..

      Take Care and God Bless 🙂 Kenny T

  6. Who knew we had so much in common with pencils?! Thank you for the memorable, pointed object lesson!

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