THE PARABLE OF THE PENCIL
As Nigeria face numerous challenges on many fronts these days, one must go out today to be part of her solutions and not part of her problems. It is only by contributing to any and every community you find yourself that you can be an asset, don’t be a liability or make a waste of your life, time, energy or talents. There is a moral lesson in this parable of the pencil. The pencil maker took the pencil aside, just before putting it into the box. “There are five things you need to know” he told the pencil, “Before I send you to be held in someone’s hand”
One: “You’ll 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 on the inside”. And
Five: ” On every surface you are used on, you must leave your mark. No matter 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 see yourselves as the pencil. 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, 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 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 the situation, you must continue to do your duties”.
Allow this parable of the pencil to encourage you to know that you are a special person and only you can fulfill the purpose for which you were born to accomplish. Never allow yourself to get discouraged and think that your life is insignificant and cannot make a change. REMEMBER…… Life is an echo, it gives you back everything you say or do. Our life is simply a reflection of our actions. If you want more love in this world, create more love in your heart. If you want more competence in your team, improve your competence. This relationship applies to everything in all aspects of life; life will give you back everything you have given to it. Your life is not a coincidence…..,it’s a reflection of you.
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