Our life is like a pencil. Every time it breaks or goes blunt, we
have to sharpen it again and again. In life, every time we come to an
end or our heart gets broken, we have to start again and again to reboot
ourselves in every way. Sometimes it works but sometimes the lead
snaps inside the shell and it just doesn't work.
are several things we need to know why our life is like a pencil. We
should always remember the similarities and never forget. We will
become the best pencil we can be and
we will always be at peace with the world.
Here are some
thoughts inspired by the writings of an unknown writer and Bo
A Pencil Has Purpose
God made a pencil to make its mark in this world. Early on, it must
establish its purpose; it’s not a backscratcher, a toy that we
twirl around our finger, nor an ear cleaner…If a pencil diverts its purpose, it will destroy its very
existence. If we use it for something else, it will endanger its
life. If the pencil gets broken, we won’t be able to write anymore.
In the same way, we need to establish our purpose. We
can’t be distracted, or we endanger our very existence. We must
be focused on one thing. Most of us like to be with people of
purpose; people who are focused on one
thing. They move with direction.
A Pencil Has Priority
What really matters in a pencil is not its wooden
exterior, but the graphite inside. The most important part is what
is inside because the inside is connected to its purpose. The
outside, could have dirt, bite marks, chipped paint,
but that doesn’t matter much as long as its inside is working.
Like the pencil, our purpose is connected to what’s inside
us, not what’s outside us. Our money, our house, our car, our watch
or our cell phone won’t make us happy. It’s what’s inside us that
makes us happy.
The Divine imprint is in us. Inside us is the image and
likeness of God. The Bible says “Christ dwells in you.” (Colossians
1:27) and that you are the “Temple of the Holy Spirit” (1
Corinthians 3:16). Let's value what’s in us more than what’s outside
A Pencil Needs Pain
- A pencil has to go through painful
sharpening if it is to be
useful. If it doesn’t go through pain, it won’t be able to fulfill
In the same way, we will experience painful sharpening from time to
We must learn to bear certain pains and sorrows;
will go through trials to test us, teach us, and train us to be
better than we were before.
Let us take time to sharpen our insight so we can
clearly see what we are about in this present world (Hebrews
Let's look back into our lives.
There must be a reason why we went through what we went
through. There’s a reason why we went through that molestation,
that separation, that deprivation, isolation, that
temptation, that tribulation…
We should never allow ourselves to get discouraged and
think that our life is insignificant that we cannot make
a change and make a difference.
A Pencil Needs Perseverance
If it makes a mistake, the pencil doesn’t give up. Why? Because it
knows it has an eraser. The pencil simply erases its mistakes, and
Like a pencil, life always allows us to use an eraser
to rub out any mistakes. This means that correcting something we
did, is not necessarily a bad thing because it helps to keep us on
the road to justice.
God gives us an eraser. It’s the most powerful eraser in the
world. It’s called forgiveness. God
forgives us, asks us to forgive ourselves and asks us to forgive
others. Let's use our eraser everyday.
A Pencil Needs Power
- A pencil left by itself cannot fulfill its purpose. Because its
power doesn’t come from itself but from the hand that holds it. For
the pencil to make its mark in the world, it needs
someone’s hand to hold it.
are capable of great things, but we must never forget that there is
a hand guiding our steps. We call that hand God, and He always
guides us according to His will.
We need to allow God’s hand to hold us so we can
fulfill our sacred purpose to which we were born to accomplish.
We should know that everything we do in life will leave a mark, so
we have to try to be conscious of that
on every surface we are
used on, we must leave our mark. No matter what the condition, we
must continue to do our duty on
every action with honesty and humility.
By Tim Pedrosa