You may be part of the problem?
The right tool for the job. Do you love to roam around Lowe’s or True Value? Is your man cave full of Craftsman, Milwaukee, Stanley, Snap-On? Would you rather see a peg board in the garage than a brick facade? And then I ask, do you hide them away and just get excited about getting more?
I have friends that have invested years and thousands of dollars in tools. You know them, kind of like Clint Eastwood in Gran Torino. Me, I have a few. I’ve bought Calvin a pretty good starter set – after his original was stolen from the Tech Center and then another set was taken from his Jeep while parked at his College parking lot. And then, he took a few from my set as well.
When I went to Friendship, Jim Reese knew my weakness and got a simple kit for the church office – it remained when I left.
So now, I keep the one tool nearby that has been though five cars. Nobody seems to want to take it. My friend who works on my car ridicules me – but he know my one tool – it is a hatchet/small axe. It stays under my car seat. It can’t do much, but it has been with me through at least 5 cars. (I’m not a Lizzie Borden, so don’t fret)
What do I do when I need a tool? If my hatchet won’t handle it, I borrow a correct tool. A hex wrench, wire snippers, trailer hitch, or more. I have some great friends who are willing to share (or at least help if they won’t release the tool from possession) – and I am grateful.
We all have passions, hobbies, skills, and things we can do to help others —- cooking, fixing, designing, caring, or just spending time with —- and that’s Acts 2, everyone gave as others had needs. They helped each other.
You may be part of the problem? Or you may be part of the solution. The decision is yours.