Working for the last three years in an aircraft hangar and managing a help desk and auto repair shop has given me a lot of contact with tools and the people who use them.

What is a tool?

tool (noun)
1. A device, such as a saw, used to perform or facilitate manual or mechanical work.
2. Something regarded as necessary to the carrying out of one’s occupation or profession.
3. Something used in the performance of an operation; an instrument.

Tools are to be used to help accomplish a task.  Tools can be necessary, as some jobs cannot be done without them.

God gives us a lot of tools to perform the tasks He has given us to do. Money is a tool, as is our social standing.  Maybe you have a house or a car, these are tools.  They are meant to help you to get His work done.

When the tool becomes the focus and not the task at hand, we are lost.  Seeking money as a tool is good, seeking money for money is bad. Whenever we take our eyes off the goal and focus on the tools God has given us to get there, we are going the wrong way.

It is not about what you have, but why you have it.

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