Since I work almost entirely on night shift I go to work one day and come home the next. But then I go right to bed and sleep during the day. Sometimes I really don’t know what day it is. And keeping up with the date presents a challenge.

It gets even more complicated.

When I work Saturday I get paid only half my shift on the one pay, because the payroll runs from Sunday to Saturday and at midnight I start working on Sunday, even though I went to work on Saturday.

Now that doesn’t end it. When Monday is a holiday I work part of my shift on Sunday, which is not a holiday. Then at midnight I start getting overtime for working on a statutory holiday, and so the rest of my shift is a holiday.

Usually I work Monday night as well. So the first part of my shift counts as holiday, but when midnight arrives I am no longer working on a holiday and so no more overtime, just straight time.

Verifying the accuracy of a paycheck with a holiday in it comes close to a nightmare because of midnight.

Oh well, we have to start a day somewhere.

I got thinking that we can easily become slaves to time and date.

What is the first thing you do when you wake up? Do you thank God right off? Or do you look at the clock to see what time it is?

In this culture we are slaves to time, as measured by a clock. We eat because it is 5pm. We get out of bed because it is 7am. We regiment our lives, not under God’s Spirit, Paraclete, but artificially.

Maybe it is time to take back time. God has forever. Think God is slow answering your prayers? Not in the forever calendar.

Just figuring out my payroll is complicated. Think what it must be like running the universe!

So what makes you think that God is obligated to run on your clock?

Maybe it is time to run on God’s time. Start living each moment for all you are worth. Let God do the scheduling. And the payroll!

The salary for sin comes out to death, but the gift of God (life with Creator amounts to gift, and so you cannot “earn” a “penny”) is life into forever through Jesus Christ the real Boss. “The payment for sin is death, but the gift that God freely gives is everlasting life found in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 6:23 God’s Word).

Isn’t it time you had the time of your life with the Controller of time, God?