Like many of you, I’m sure, life has thrown more than a few curve balls my way. But through the trials – the times that have really tried my soul – they’ve always allowed me to step back and ask, “What is my foundation?”
If you were to look up the word ‘foundation’ in the dictionary, you would find it defined as the “basis or groundwork of anything.” And if we’re talking about a personal foundation, we’re speaking to something that’s pretty significant to who you are as a human being.
When Jesus taught the Sermon on the Mount, He highlighted the importance of building your foundation on solid ground. You might know this story as the Parable of the Wise and Foolish Builders.
In this lesson, Christ compared two builders – one who built his house on a solid foundation, and one who did not. One builder who knew what he stood for, and one who did not. When the rains came, when the winds battered their homes, the house that was built on a rock stood strong. Unfortunately for the house built on sand, the storm was too much and it washed away.
Today, I’d challenge you to ask yourself, “What am I made of? What do I believe?” Know what you stand for, so when the world tells you you’re wrong, that your values are wrong, you can stand against the storm. Don’t be the foolish man. Don’t build your foundation on sand.
I’ve had to tell my kids, America is the most special place on the planet, and that, as conservatives, we’re right. The past eight years under Obama, 1,034 seats nationwide have turned Democrat to Republican. You know what these elections prove? Even if other people can’t understand it, conservatives are right.
Americans are tired of the progressive policies bankrupting our country both financially and morally. Our conservative values deserve to be a mainstay in Washington. And if you send me to Congress, I’ll be a representative who can withstand the storm. I’ve built my foundation upon a rock. I know where I stand, and I hope that you’ll stand with me.