Problem Solving: wrench or flow?

Problem solving: a wrench or a flow.

Many times, we prefer to reach for a “wrench” when we “need to ‘fix’ something”. The wrench makes us feel in-control, and gain a sense of accomplishment, if it works. Even though the wrench-fix may just be a temporary fix. And wrenches can be good tools for small fixes. But for really big problems, I think we need a flow.

Years ago the Lord gave me a vision of His version fixing big problems. I saw a river that hadn’t seen any rain in a very long time. It was flowing, but quite shallow; and there was a lot of exposed banks. Lodged all in the banks were dead tree trunks, rocks, all kinds of trash & debris; and even some big stuff like chunks of barns and old cars. The amount of junk lodged in the banks was overwhelming. Wrenching each huge thing out one-by-one would be a lifetime endeavor, even with a crew to help.

But then the rains came, and a flash-flood overwhelmed the river. The soil in the banks loosened up, and the debris became less and less stuck, and eventually just washed downstream by the dump-truck load.

So, the lesson to me was when I’m facing big problems, to resist the urge to reach for the wrench, and fast and pray until the big rain-of-His-Spirit
comes.

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About Trevor Honeycutt

D.O.B. 04/17/1968 Married to Kristina - 04/02/1993 9 children (Noah, Luke, Joshua, Nathan, Anna, Judah, Elisha, Joseph, & Benjamin)
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One Response to Problem Solving: wrench or flow?

  1. YES, Lord!!!

    On Sun, Jul 23, 2017 at 10:53 AM Trevor Honeycutt wrote:

    > Trevor Honeycutt posted: “Problem solving: a wrench or a flow. Many times, > we prefer to reach for a “wrench” when we “need to ‘fix’ something”. The > wrench makes us feel in-control, and gain a sense of accomplishment, if it > works. Even though the wrench-fix may just be a tempora” >

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