I have been meditating on God’s Word and have been thinking about our
effectiveness as God’s people. Many times life throws us a hard blow and
instead of regrouping and starting over, we give up on trying and stay in
the same defeated place for months and sometimes years. We must renew our
minds with the Word of God and know with the Lord’s help and guidance; we
will overcome and live a blessed and victorious life.
I pray that you will be challenged and encouraged by this message on the
pencil and hope it helps you understand the great potential that you
possess once God has control of your life.
PARABLE OF THE 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, 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.
By understanding and remembering, let us proceed with our life on this
earth having a meaningful purpose in our heart.
The Bible says that God is the potter and we are the clay. He is the
master and we are the servants. With God's leading and the still small
voice of the Holy Spirit guiding our steps, we can do great things with
our life. 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. (Isaiah 64:8)
God has put breath in your physical body for a reason and so I hope you
will seek Him in prayer to find out your purpose and what plans God has
for your life. Only when we seek Him can we find out the plan of the Lord
for our life. I encourage you to be submitted to the Lord just as a
pencil is submitted in the writer’s hand. (Proverbs 3:5-6) (Jeremiah 29:11-14)
Allow the Lord to write through your life things that will never be erased.
Each pencil has the potential to write the greatest of stories, but it
first must be held in the writers hand and so it is with us. We have the
potential to do so many great things if only we submit to the Master's
Hand and let God have His way. (Jeremiah 33:3) (Philippians 4:13)
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
Isaiah 64:8-9 “But now, O LORD, thou art our Father; we are the clay, and
thou our potter; and we all are the work of Thy Hand. Be not wroth very
sore, O LORD, neither remember iniquity for ever: behold, see, we beseech
thee, we are all thy people.”
Luke 12:11-12 Jesus says, “And when they bring you unto the synagogues,
and unto magistrates, and powers, take ye no thought how or what thing ye
shall answer, or what ye shall say: For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in
the same hour what ye ought to say.”
Joshua 1:8-9 “This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but
thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do
according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way
prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success. Have not I commanded
thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou
dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.”
Hebrews 12:1-3 “Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great
a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which
doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set
before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who
for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the
shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. For
consider Him that endured such contradiction of sinners against Himself,
lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.”
All scriptures can be found in the King James Version.
In Christ’s Service,
Gods Work Ministry