MUST READ: Six Important Life Lessons Taught By A Pencil (Part 2 of 2)

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MUST READ: Six Important Life Lessons Taught By A Pencil (Part 2 of 2)
A pencil is used mostly during the early years of a child’s learning phase. This is a fairly lengthy period which runs through the kindergarten stage into the first two to three years of primary education. Later on, the children will use the pencil for art and drawing diagram. Apart from schooling needs, a pencil has many other industrial and commercial uses. For instance, in the civil engineering field, it is used for drawing plans and other applicable diagrams. In short, a pencil is a very vital component of people’s lives.

MUST READ: Six Important Life Lessons Taught By A Pencil (Part 2 of 2)

In its make and uses, the pencil provides us with six very important life lessons. Let’s explore them deeper in this two-part series.

Part 1 of the article is found here:
https://www.tapiwazuze.com/2019/07/must-read-six-important-life-lessons.html

4. In life you will undergo some painful sharpening that will make you a better pencil:
The pencil remains consistent in carrying out its assignments of writing and drawing. However, sometimes the pointer loses its sharpness and can no longer deliver with perfection. In those situations, the pencil owner will take the sharpener and start sharpening the pencil. That process is metaphorically painful because it involves shedding off its outer covering layer to pave way for better writing and drawing abilities. The pencil knows that though it is going through some painful pruning process; the end result is better performance and abilities.

As human beings, we ought to learn from the pencil. There are times in life when we go through some very painful moments! Some of those moments are beyond any human comprehension. You search for explanations but no one can explicitly give you any convincing answer! Always know that God knows and understands your situation far more than anyone else, yourself included. God periodically takes us through some pruning processes even as he prepares us for higher assignments and callings. Whatever happens to us is meant to make us better performers in whatever assignments we are given.

5. To be the best you must allow yourself to be held and guided by the hand that holds you:
While the pencil is a magnificent asset, it does not and will not just wake up and do as it pleases. It yields and submits fully to the dictates of the user! It is directed through one’s hands and performs as per instruction. It will never stand on its own. It has to be directed in all its processes.

As human beings, we ought to learn from the pencil. Never has human beings been assigned to be the alpha and omega of their lives. They are designed to accomplish God’s mandate on this planet earth as assigned in Matthew 28:19-20. We have the Great Commission to accomplish. Romans 3:23 – “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”. We have to work so hard to depopulate hell and overpopulate heaven. We work on assignment, and our supreme boss is the Lord Almighty.

MUST READ: Six Important Life Lessons Taught By A Pencil (Part 2 of 2)

6. The pencil finishes it’s a lifespan empty:
Pencil users continue to use it until it can no longer be held well in their hands. This is the time that it is then thrown away because it would have lived its purpose in full. Metaphorically, the pencil will go away happy and dies peacefully. It would be having nothing else to offer in this world. In principle; it came into this world, delivered its complete package, and leaves in peace.

As human beings, we ought to learn from the pencil. It is a serious robbery act to come into this world and die before emptying the package that God sent you to deliver to humanity. How can you play with life and die before publishing those life-changing books? How can you do silly things and die before recording those worship albums? How can you sleep around and die before evangelising to the world? How can you drink-and-drive, and crash yourself before establishing that orphanage? You have to live your life to the fullest, under godly principles, and deliver the full package that God gave you to deliver on planet earth. We are waiting to bury you after writing your name in the hall-of-fame.
In conclusion, let us look at the words of the Apostle Paul; one perfect example of a man who lived the life of a pencil.

2 Timothy 4:7-8 – “I have fought the good fight; I have finished the race; I have kept the faith. Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will give to me on that day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved his appearing”.
Be a PENCIL and allow GOD to be the HAND that guides you throughout all your life!

Tapiwa Zuze


MUST READ: Six Important Life Lessons Taught By A Pencil (Part 2 of 2)

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