I got to a point where I just felt like giving up. In all areas of my life. “It’s all pointless,” I cried. “I don’t see any fruit in any area!” I was regretting my decision to follow God. His ways were too hard; I wanted that white picket fence that I sacrificed when I said “yes” to DC.

The next day, I received this email from a woman in our church:

Hey Kelly! We haven’t talked for a little bit, so I just wanted to pop in and say “hi!” I miss chatting with you. I have been so blessed to have known you this past year and some odd months. You have really been instrumental in my growth with your loving guidance and direct advice. It has always helped me. You are a wonderful and amazing woman, wife, mother, and friend. I see all that you do and I am amazed.

If there is one thing I wanted to tell you, it is that I love you so much and I thank God every time I pray for you that He brought our paths to cross. I am a better person for having known you. My prayer for you is one of protection as a leader, and one that you will be sustained through the sowing season. I love you!

Galatians 6:9 That you will “not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time [you] will reap a harvest if [you] do not give up.”

It was JUST the word and encouragement I needed in that moment. How great is our God?!