I’ll never forget the first time I heard the illustration of “special sauce.” Leif Hetland talked about “special sauce” and how it radically changed the way he operates in the Kingdom at a conference several months ago at our church. I wanted to stand up, wave my hands around, and run around my church like a crazy lady, because he finally gave language to what has been stirring in my heart for so long.
The deeper I journey into the heart of the Father, the more revelation I have on my true identity, His daughter. Stepping into that identity, has changed every single thing about my life. I am not the same girl I was several years ago, because that other girl knew Jesus, but lived as an orphan. Walking in my true identity as the Father’s daughter, that I have His inheritance, it’s His blood that now runs through my veins, and His kind eyes of approval over me is now what truly makes me, me. And the more I am learning about who I really am, because of Jesus, the more free I am to be me. The more I believe what my Father says about me, the more, ME, I get to become. Identity is something I will never stop talking about, because it has radically changed my life.
I don’t know about you, but growing up, especially in high school, I wanted to be the girl everyone loved. I was the cheerleading captain, I made good grades, and had great friends. But I still looked at other girls and told myself I would never be like them, as pretty as them, as smart as them, as sweet as them, as successful as they were. Because I didn’t know who I was, I didn’t know what my Papa said about me.
But since I’ve stepped into this revelation, of who the Father says I am, I now get to see what Father says about others too. Do you realize there has never been another YOU? There will never be another YOU! No one else on this planet has your creativity, or your giftings, or your assignment and destiny! That’s why you’re Papa’s favorite! Because there has never been or ever will be another like YOU! Let that sink in, the Creator of heaven and earth, the King of the universe calls YOU His favorite!
That’s why you don’t have to look to the left or right to see how she is doing life over there. You don’t have to get jealous or envy what God is doing in someone else’s life. You don’t have to compete with what someone else is doing. You don’t have to copy someone else or get ideas from them, because God has created YOU with a special sauce that only you have and the Body of Christ desperately needs.