Do you ever feel out of step with the world around you because you’re uncomfortable with a great deal of what popular culture, politics, media and advertising say life is supposed to be like? Hopefully so, even though the last thing in the world you want to do is be simplistic, judgmental or try to hide from real life. That’s because being a Jesus-follower sometimes does make you feel as if you are living in a different reality for one very simple reason – you put him ahead of everything else; especially culture, politics, media and advertisers. So it’s okay the next time you find yourself marching to the beat of a different drummer. In fact, it’s more than okay. Because the drumbeat you’re marching to is the heartbeat of God.