Arminians focus on man's role in salvation and Calvinists focus on God's sovereignty. Argument against Calvinists claim that they make man robots or puppets.
A thought came to me that appears to reconcile Arminians and Calvinists views. It appears that my experience as a power plant operator came handy too. Here is my thought.
Imagine salvation is like a big reservoir of water. From the reservoir is a main valve which is connected to other valves. The main valve is kept open while the other valves are free to open, close or throttle. Main valve could represent God's sovereignty while the other valves represent man's free will.God's sovereignty does not violate man's free will because man has the choice to operate man's valve. Man's choice does not violate God's sovereignty because the main valve is only operated by God.But man's valve has to be connected to God's, because without the connection man can do whatever he wants and nothing will happen. I believe this analogyallows for God's sovereignty and man's free choice.
I will encourage the readers to think about this and let me know what you think.