Identity - FingerprintSo, I’m at IKEA…one of the best places to shop in all of Central Florida!  Cool stuff…great prices.  Billy Mathis and I are there buying items for the soon-to-be-open Prayer Room at Palmetto Avenue Baptist Church.  And, get this.  Two separate times, I am mistaken for an IKEA employee!

Obviously, Billy thought that this was just hilarious.  He just sat back and watched as the people came up to me asking for assistance in the store.  The crazy thing is that I wasn’t even wearing the trademark IKEA yellow shirt.  I was wearing a solid red polo shirt with our Liberty Christian School logo on it…it’s one of our school uniform shirts.

Despite not wearing the IKEA clothing, I was still somehow mistaken for an employee.  Now, why did this happen?  Was it my gestures in the store as I pointed things out to Billy?  Was it that people recognized me from being there before and assumed I work there?  Was it my international look (many IKEA employees are from overseas)?  Or maybe it was my general I-look-like-I-know-what’s-going-on appearance that made them think I’m an IKEA employee?

Truthfully, I don’t know what the deal is.  But, this seems to happen to me a lot.  Just six days after the IKEA event, I was at Walmart (in the same red polo shirt), and I was mistaken for a Walmart employee!!!  They wear dark blue at Walmart!  Maybe, I should just stop wearing this shirt!

So, what’s the point in telling you all of this here?  Glad you asked.  Are you ever mistaken for someone or something else?  Here’s a thought for you.  If you’re a Christian, does your lifestyle (places you go, people you’re with, things you do) reflect it?  Or, do you think you might be mistaken for an unbeliever?  Hmm.  Something to think about.