A hammer can be really helpful if you need to pound in a nail. A hammer can do some damage when you swing it wildly in a room full of fine china. A screwdriver is beneficial when you have a loose screw or even when you need to open a can of paint. A screwdriver can cause some damage to a pair of jeans or even a leg if you aren't careful with it. A rake is helpful when cleaning up after a storm but can be destructive when you leave it out and trip over it when chasing after your three year old daughter. We all realize that tools have a purpose and when used properly, they are beneficial but when used improperly may cause damage. Correctly identifying the tools in our lives and using them properly can be the difference between success and failure or even productivity or destruction. A scale can help us to manage our weight so we don't become too heavy and unhealthy but a scale can be mentally destructive if we allow that number to control or dictate our daily joy. Money can help meet our needs but it can also fuel habits that are unhealthy or focus our attention on something that is not helpful. We need to first identify the tools in our lives and then evaluate whether they are truly tools that help us or have they become weapons against us.