Found on Facebook as a status: "...wants to love, live and laugh to the beat of her own drum...but first I must find my drum."
Humorous? Cute? A status that will generate a lot of "likes?" All three are true. I have no doubt this was posted in fun for a response and more than likely really isn't this person's worldview at all. However, how does this sentiment of this cute, humorous post gel with a Christian worldview?
There are certainly a number of people who are living to the beat of their own drum. The humanistic worldview encourages and caters to members of society to have it your own way. Is this wise?
Solomon, recognized by both Scripture and Christians at large as the wisest man who has ever lived addressed this in one of his wisdom books. As a matter of fact he felt so strongly about this that he didn't mention it but once, he recorded it twice. It was an important lesson he wanted to get across.
"There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death." (Proverbs 14:12, 16:25)
The more that I grow in the grace and the knowledge (II Peter 3:18) of the Lord Jesus Christ the more my worldview comes in line with that the Scriptures and our sovereign God. The more I grow the more I see that Paul realized the utter fallacy and even danger of such a thought process. However, Paul's worldview, daily ground into him by both experience and the Holy Spirit is one which must people grow in.
If you read Paul and truly understand his heart you will discover Paul didn't want to live, love, or laugh to the beat of his own drum. As a matter of fact Paul longed for and looked for the destruction of his "drum." Listen to Paul:
"This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief." (I Timothy 1:15)
"For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right but not the ability to carry it out, For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I keep on doing. Now if I do want I do not want, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me. So I find a law that when I want to do right, evil lies close at hand...wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death?" (Romans 7:18-19,21,24)
Let me say I have nothing against drums or most drummers. I have been a drummer since I was eleven. Let me also say that allegorically we are all "drummers" in this life. Besides didn't we have someone who made it his motto in order to be able to say, " I did it my way?" How did that work out for him in the end. I mean when he drew his last breath.
So, let me ask you; do you still want to live, love, and laugh to the beat of your own drum? Or is it more wise to seek the suppression of that drum that lives in all of us, and seek to live, love, and laugh to the beat of "the drum" Christ Jesus our Lord?