Here’s word that was big in 2014. Brazil. As in FIFA world cup and as in huge disappointment. That brutal and embarrassing defeat by Germany must still be hurting.
What was disappointing or embarrassing for you in 2014? What were the defeats you suffered – maybe by an addiction or someone more competitive than you?
One good thing about defeat is that it can give us the internal energy to see what’s wrong, to (finally?) ask God or someone else for help. Big defeats can be big turning points – like the ‘defeat’ Jesus suffered on the cross.
What defeats in your life are waiting to be transformed through God’s powerful grace this coming year?