Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said that faith is taking the first step even though you can’t see the whole staircase. It’s trusting that you’re part of something greater than yourself, and knowing that your path might lead somewhere better.
At a personal level, faith is the things we hope for – the things we can’t see – which are true.
Faith can be the trust or confidence held between a husband and wife. It can be the idea that our conservative values are the best path forward for the country. Sometimes, it can mean looking for the best in every situation.
When the possibility of running for congress came up a couple of months ago, it represented a staircase with many steps of faith to climb. An all-or-nothing campaign means lots of time on the road, away from Dana and the kids. It means pressing pause on an already fulfilling, faith-based career. But, through talking with friends and neighbors about the challenges they face, I started to see it as an opportunity to be a voice for a small town of a thousand people.
Not only that, I saw it as a way to bring meaningful change to a broken Washington.
Whenever our family has faced a major decision or change in life’s direction, one simple phrase has been our guide: “Dear Lord, I just want to make a difference.” These words have served my personal motto in life, but often, life’s decisions require a measure of faith.
Over the course of my life, faith has led me to many things I never thought possible. I never dreamed I could be part of restoring America to the values that made it the greatest, most prosperous country in history. I never would have thought that representing our friends and neighbors could be my family’s way of making a difference.
But sometimes, all it takes is a step of faith. And If you trust me with yours, I’ll keep it.