Republican congresswoman Virginia Foxx firmly believes that it was God's will for her to enter into politics, recently revealing the "unusual route" she took to Congress.
"I have no reason at all to be there except for the hand of God," Foxx recently told "The Church Boys" podcast, before detailing how she once received a sign from God that gave her the confidence needed to run for the House of Representatives.
Foxx, who was once uncertain about whether a run for Congress was the right move, recalled intensely praying to the Lord one night; she had already served in the state Senate, but she knew that Congress was an entirely different animal.
So, she asked God for a simple sign.
"I feel too humble to ask for a sign, but if you wanted to give me a sign, dear Lord, I'd appreciate it," she remembers praying. "Just one is all I need."
Then, the phone rang at that very moment. It was Foxx's pastor calling to say that he was praying for her amid her uncertainty — a call that came at the very moment that she was so desperately seeking answers.
Foxx said that she immediately "burst into tears," seeing it as the very sign she had requested — one that gave her the confirmation she needed to run for Congress — and win.
Once she reached Capitol Hill, Foxx realized that her political peers had similar stories to her own, with friends on both sides of the aisle feeling as though they were called to run for office. She collected their stories and is now set to release a new book titled, "God Is in the House: Congressional Testimonies of Faith."
The book, a collection of essays from a diverse array of American politicians, offers a look inside the Christian worldviews of Democrats and Republicans, alike.
During her interview with "The Church Boys," Foxx also wanted to clear up an apparent misconception that she says has been perpetuated in media: rather than incessant infighting, she said that members of Congress — even those on different sides of the aisle — actually get along quite well for the most part.
"We pray for each other. We care for each other," she said. "When someone is ill, we're very concerned about it. We just care on a human level."
Read more about Foxx's story here.