My Daddy use to always say, “Use the right tool for the right job.”


I made a Walmart run today and started to walk past a pickup truck with a flat tire.  There was an old guy there trying to get his flat tire off and it was stuck.  Texas in the summer time is not a good time to wrestle with a flat tire in the hot sun.  This guy was sweating like the proverbial pig and i thought he looked like the perfect heart attack candidate.

I stopped and asked how it was going?  He had the truck jacked up and the lug nuts off, while pulling and tugging trying to get the wheel off.  The wheel was stuck!  He had a two foot pry bar and he was prying the heck out of the rim and it was not budging.  I stepped in and gave the tire a couple good pulls and shakes.  It was not going anywhere!

Funny thing is… i had done a heart check before i stopped.  That was the smart thing to do, because if God was not in it, i sure didn't want to be out in the sun looking like this guy was.  Appreciative that God allowed me to participate in this adventure, i asked to borrow his pry bar.  I carefully inserted it in a very specific spot and applied about as much pressure as a 10 year old and the wheel popped off.  Literally, it jumped off the hub.  The guy's eyes opened wide and mouth dropped.

I looked him in the eyes and said, "God is good.  God is real good!"  Then, headed into Walmart.

You know, i think the God Spot speaks to my dad's saying, "Use the right tool for the right job."  It is said, the Word is sharper than a two edged sword.  I think there is a time when the Word can be the right tool for the right job.  Keep it handy.  You never know when you will need a two edged sword!

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It is the desire of my heart that God be Lord of my life. Life’s experiences have killed the old man and God is building a new creation in me. I look forward to experiencing the new man God creates in the old vessel known as Archie via "God Spots".

3 thoughts on “My Daddy use to always say, “Use the right tool for the right job.””

  1. Even better…a tool (us) that He uses in our poor words.

    If we can through the gospel out there, somehow, some way, He will make use of it for His purposes.

    God IS real good!

    Thanks. And thanks for helping that guy. Maybe helping him to everlasting life. Or, at the least, getting him home to cool off.

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