This morning, out of the blue, my husband walked into my quiet time and handed me a silver pencil saying, "Here. All you need to do is sharpen it." and he turned around and left.
I sat, holding the pencil, pondering what just took place. As I slowly turned the pencil between my fingers, I noticed its broken tip and the words resounded, "All you need to do is sharpen it." I could hear Holy Spirit's thoughts... He has given each of us a dream, a vision, a calling, a talent, a purpose - but over the years some of them have become dull; some of them, like my newly gifted pencil, had its tip broken off.
Maybe someone has broken your pencil. Maybe your dreams got shattered. Maybe you got discouraged or felt you became disqualified. Maybe something happened for you to lose sight of your goals and dreams and desires? However your pencil got dull or broken, it is time to sharpen it again and begin writing your story. We may not have had influence in how our story began - how we were born, what conditions we grew up in, what has happened to us in our adult lives - but we can influence how the story ends.
When we break off the shells of disappointment, discouragement, and dissatisfaction, a fresh piece of lead emerges, renewing hope in what can be. The more we work with it, the finer and clearer the points of our pencils become.
It's time to dream again. You have a pencil. All you need to do is sharpen it, blow the dust off it and let your dreams and visions and desires flow from its tip again. Let go of the past and begin writing the rest of your life. Today is a new page of the next chapter of your future.
"I admit that I haven’t yet acquired the absolute fullness that I’m pursuing, but I run with passion into his abundance so that I may reach the purpose for which Christ Jesus laid hold of me to make me his own. I don’t depend on my own strength to accomplish this; however I do have one compelling focus: I forget all of the past as I fasten my heart to the future instead. I run straight for the divine invitation of reaching the heavenly goal and gaining the victory-prize through the anointing of Jesus." Philippians 3:12-14 TPT
Contributor: Jane Watrich