Have you ever woken up some morning and wondered who you really are or what is the purpose of your life? I have! It is surprising how God can answer your million dollar questions through the smallest things.
I was at the billing counter of a grocery shop when I noticed the cashier scan my items using the barcode on each product. This of course made the cashier’s job much easier as opposed to punching in numbers as in the good old days. All he had to do was put the item under a scanner and all the details would appear on the screen. My thoughts wandered around the bar code system.A bar code is a representation of data regarding the object to which it is attached. Almost every item from the smallest such as erasers, chewing gums to the biggest has bar code on it. It contains information about the product vendor name, quantity, description, price etc. They are mainly used for identification purpose. Eureka! There was my answer!
The Bible says in Ephesians 1:13,
All who have believed in Jesus Christ are sealed by the Holy Spirit .
That is our ‘barcode’ and our identity. We are called as children of God (Romans 8:16) sealed with His Spirit. We are under the constant scan of people around us and they see the life we lead. Our thoughts & actions prove what kind of person we are.When we are scanned, what kind of description do we show about ourselves? Are we known to exhibit the fruit of the Holy Spirit such as love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control? The Bible says we are created in God’s own image and that we are supposed to imitate God (Ephesians 5:1,NIV). Our identity is wrapped in Him! We are here to fulfill a divine purpose, and God will reveal it to us in His time, if we ask Him.
I leave you with one question- What’s your code??