Fully Restored, Kristin Clouse, Wait, Word of the Year

Embracing God’s Word for Your Life

As 2021 was beginning its final bow, a word began to form within my spirit. I must confess, I wasn’t thrilled about this word when I looked at its meaning on the surface. However, I could not deny that God spoke to me, and I needed to lean into Him to understand what this word meant for me.

See, with my word for 2021 being Yield, I’m torn to having another word with a similar meaning. I started asking myself if I hadn’t responded well to that word and that God needed to continue to do deep work within me to realign my life because I hadn’t responded to the work he was doing in me.

This past year was a year of recovery – long-term recovery from Covid; even now, over a year later, I’m still dealing with symptoms and their effects on my body, which led me to pause, rest, and re-evaluate my life moving forward.

It was a year of laying down, surrendering things I’m involved in, ministries I put my heart, time, and sweat into growing. It was about yielding all for what God has for me in the coming season—yielding to God and His will in my life. The process of yielding was also about embracing new beginnings, new vision, and fresh new fruit. This past year wasn’t what I thought it would be, but I can say without a shadow of a doubt my life has been molded, reshaped, and redirected through this past year.

When 2022 was just around the corner, I began to hear one word being whispered into my soul over and over.


I began to ask God and myself, have I not been in a waiting pattern for a while? In some situations for years?

Am I to continue to stay in a waiting pattern longer?

Now, don’t get me wrong, I am no stranger to waiting. There have been some prayer requests I waited for over twenty years to be answered, and God was and is faithful in the waiting period.

The truth was, I needed to surrender more as I embraced and accepted the word for this year.


My question to you is this?

What have you been waiting for in your life right now?
What prayers are you waiting to be answered?
What have been those long-awaited dreams you have been holding onto in hopes they will happen?
How are you doing with the word God gave you for this year for your life?

I would love to hear from you, so be sure to share in the comments below.