Friday, April 13, 2007
The Right Stuff (and slow leaks)
Get the picture: Wednesday night. 10:30. Last few minutes before bed. Relaxing on the couch and talking about the day with my wife. She looks up behind me and says "Uh, oh!" You just know this is going to be good.
I turned and saw a spot on the ceiling below the upstairs shower that is 6 foot long by 2 feet wide, brown stained and dripping. Plastic drop cloths, buckets, you know the drill.
When I found the leak, it was no more than a pinhole. But, as a result, five gallons of water was following the path of least resistance through the ceiling.
All was well when the plumber arrived. 10 minutes, some PVC, the right tools and some know-how (the right stuff), and all was well.
Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who doesn’t need to be ashamed, correctly teaching the word of truth. (2 Timothy 2:15 HCSB)
Are you equipped with the right stuff to stop the leaks in your life?
Bonus observation: When he woke up the next morning, my son said, "I saw that spot on the ceiling yesterday after school, but I didn't tell you." Grrrrrrr... Can I point out that many people have slow leaks in their character? They think the results are not evident, but they are. How about you? Got any slow leaks? Acknowledge it and get a "plumber" - someone with the tools and some know-how to help you plug it up before it causes damage.