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It seems we move from this monitoring of our every breath to a boss who demands accountability of every second at work. Accounting is a billable hours driven occupation. Multiple time sheets were required--one for the payroll department and one for the billing department. It never ceased to puzzle me how you were supposed to make every hour of your day billable to a client. For some reason I found it difficult to bill a client for the 15 minute coffee and bathroom break.
Then there were the work papers for client engagements which had to be reviewed and signed off on for the project. Boss person was always watching over your shoulder and expecting timely and correct results. His approval was required on each engagement.
Life seems to be filled with others looking over our shoulder and scrutinizing all we have done. The IRS and Social Security Service are examples of governmental scrutiny of our work lives. You do not want to get cross ways with either of these two bureaucracies.
The intrusion into my life has reached an apex with computers and I Phones. If I dare to scan a site looking for a new adventure, within moments an ad will pop up on Facebook of the site I was perusing. Dare I look at new underwear to order knowing scantily clad women in their undergarments will be on my Facebook page when I thoughtlessly click on it to show the grands something? Perhaps the most intrusive is the I phone who knows my habits and patterns. When I get in my car at 7:30 AM, it tells me the time it will take to get to the grands' home and how the traffic is. It knows I am on a run for school drop off. On Tuesday nights, it tells me how long it will take to get to the shelter and the best route based upon the traffic. When I leave to go tutor, it does the same. My phone has learned my patterns and is more than happy to give me directions to where I need to be. If I dare to head to Austin or Ruston, as soon as I get to a certain point early in the trip, it starts giving me a traffic update. Am I the only one who finds this a little alarming?
It seems Orson Welles's BIG BROTHER in 1984 was not science fiction after all. We have chips in our phones and our pets who identify them and where they are. Who is to say we won't be next? Why thinking it over, it would be an easy sale for Alzheimer's patients. Then who is next? Already our medical records and prescription medications are accessible across the WWW to other medical professionals (OF COURSE--with permission). WHO is to say this cannot be hacked--although why anyone would want this information is beyond me! We have finally reached the point where the WWW may well be an instrument of The Beast referred to in The Word. Far fetched---loony tunes---maybe, but maybe not.
Here is my bottom line--my take away---as long as I am living my life righteously--what does it matter if some computer knows I am going to the Shelter? As long as I am living the truth, what difference does it make if others know my comings and goings. As long as I am looking at G sites on the computer, so what if those annoying ads pop up? NOT to say I am perfect--BUT I am trying to live as He has instructed! And YES--He is getting calls from some nosy angel updating Him on my backsliding!
There is One who knows ALL our comings and goings, what we say or write--even what we think. There is One we who knows ALL the truth about us--there is no hiding place beyond His vision or hearing. He knows it all! Not our Big Brother, but our Heavenly Father is truly watching over us.
Nothing is covered up that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known. Therefore whatever you have said in the dark shall be heard in the light, and what you have whispered in private rooms shall be proclaimed on the housetops.