One day, three men were hiking and unexpectedly came upon a large, raging and violent river. They needed to get across to the other side but had no idea of how to do so.
The first man called out to God, praying," Please God, give me the strength........to cross the river." "POOF!!!!! God gave him big arms and strong legs and he was able to swim across. It did however take him about two hours and he almost drowned a couple of times.
Seeing this, the second man prayed to God, saying "Please God, give me the strength........ and the tools........ to cross the river." "POOF!!!!!" God answered his prayer by giving him a rowboat. He was able to cross the river in about an hour, but it was rough going and he almost capsized the boat a couple of times.
The third man had seen how things worked for the other two, so when he prayed to God he said "Please God, give me the strength........ and the tools........ and the intelligence........ to cross this river." And POOF!!!!! God turned him into a woman. She looked at the map, hiked upstream for a hundred yards and then walked across the bridge.