I was in consulting meeting with a denominational group a couple of weeks ago, and a guy who I’m pretty sure is smarter than me made a provocatively helpful statement. We were in a group-think, and I was pushing participants to identify the resources that were already embedded in their movement. The guy I’m referring to said “Hydrofracking”, and that got everyone’s attention.
What the Frack?
For the record, hydrofracking is a term you’ve probably heard before, because it’s in the news these days because of its prevalence in the oil industry. Here’s Wikipedia:
Hydraulic fracturing (also hydrofracturing, hydrofracking, fracking, or fraccing) is a well-stimulation technique in which rock is fractured by a hydraulically pressurized liquid. Some hydraulic fractures form naturally—certain veins or dikes are examples. A high-pressure fluid (usually chemicals and sand suspended in water) is injected into a wellbore to create cracks in the deep-rock formations through which natural gas, petroleum, and brine will flow more freely. When the hydraulic pressure is removed from the well, small grains of hydraulic fracturing proppants (either sand or aluminium oxide) hold the fractures open once the deep rock achieves geologic equilibrium.
See? Others are smarter than me! It’s a way that the oil industry gets more oil from a location which would never be released without pressure being applied. So, in the meeting, the guy says “Hydrofracking. We have more resources within us than we can see. We need to push down, down, down, and see what’s there.” With that accepted paradigm, the meeting shifted from mild desperation to genuine anticipation. I love this group of people. They know that God has given them what they need to take the next steps.
Why You Need a Coach
We all need coaching…hydrofracking. I’ve used this definition before: “Coaching is the art of helping people do what they don’t want to do so they can achieve what they do want to achieve.” The Bible says, “The purposes of a person’s heart are deep waters, but one who has insight draws them out” (Proverbs 20:5).
Some strategic outside pressure makes a huge difference. Let me know how I can help. Visit my coaching services page here.