I was sitting at the drive thru window at McDonald's this weekend. I did
the usual thing, I drove up to the menu and ordered. I proceeded to the
first window and paid, then drove to the second window and waited for
the order. After sitting there for a few minutes, the clerk slid back the
window and asked, "Will you please pull over to the side; your order is
I was a little upset and even impatient, but I pulled over and waited. I
thought, "How come other folks ordered and drove straight through and
I have to wait?" I waited for another two or three minutes.. it seemed like
hours.. before the clerk finally ran out, tapped on the window, and
handed me the order. Of course I asked, "Hey, what took so long?"
She replied, "You wanted the SPECIAL SAUCE, which meant it had to
be especially made for that sandwich, it doesn't usually come with
The scene is a reflection of our prayer life. We make our request to God.
Our menu is His word where He has listed promise after promise.
We stand before Him and request and plead and, sometimes, even beg.
We go to the first window and pay, sometimes with fervent prayer,
sometimes with prolonged suffering, sometimes with obedience, and
sometimes not at all. We then move to the second window and wait
for our order. If God doesn't answer within a few minutes, we become
upset. You know the phrase, "Jesus, it's 5:00 PM Friday; I prayed to
you yesterday, and you still haven't answered. I can't wait much longer."
Why is it taking Him so long, I've seen people drive up before me and
they received their orders right away? We even go so far as to tap on
the window and ask if He has forgotten our order. We become impatient.
We become upset. We become downright mad.
"Lord I asked for a mate ten days ago and I don't see him anywhere."
"I've been waiting on a financial milestone for 2 years and I still have
yet to see that."
"Where are You and why haven't you blessed me?"
And just when you think He is giving you the answer, He pulls back the
royal curtain of eternity, and states, "Please pull over to the side and
wait a while longer?" This once frustrated me to no end, made me mad,
made me want to give up, made me wanna holler; that is, until the clerk
brought out my sandwich ..then, the revelation became clear.
Do you know why the Lord has put you on the side? Do you know
why you have had to wait for this blessing longer than before? Do
you know why He has put you through more this time than ever? Do
you know why it seems as though He has not heard you and he does
not care? DO you know why it seems like you have had to go through
more tears, more pains, and more struggling this time?
Because this blessing is a SPECIAL SAUCE BLESSING.
This is an OVERFLOWING, PRESSED DOWN, SHAKEN
TOGETHER, BLESSING! You made a SPECIAL ORDER and
GOD has been putting together a SPECIAL SAUCE BLESSING
for you and He has to prepare it for you.
That mate you wanted, HE's putting together a SPECIAL SAUCE.
That job you wanted, HE's putting together a SPECIAL SAUCE.
That financial blessing, A SPECIAL SAUCE.
That peace on the job, A SPECIAL SAUCE.
That house..A SPECIAL SAUCE.
That promotion..A SPECIAL SAUCE.
That deeper anointing...A SPECIAL SAUCE.
How many people have driven away before the clerk brought
their food, and how many people have missed their blessings
because they did not wait?
Hang in there. Keep on waiting. You made a SPECIAL
ORDER, now wait on a SPECIAL SAUCE!
They who wait shall get a SPECIAL SAUCE!