Two Businesswomen Meeting In OfficeHave you ever been getting dressed in a poorly lit room trying to decide if the pants you are wanting to wear that day are black or navy? Without a good light, it can be hard to tell. Sometimes you may think you got it right, only to discover that once you walk outside into the morning daylight, that you got it wrong! The true colors seemed to be disguised without a bright light to distinguish the actual color.


It can be the same with business experiences. We think what we just accomplished was only average, until we shine the bright light on our goals or our progress and realize what we just accomplished wasn’t average, it was actually sensational! We were so busy working that sensational results were temporarily disguised as average results. We needed to shine a bright light on it to see the truth.


In much the same way, Jesus taught that sometimes in our lives, sensational can be disguised as challenging if we forget to shine the bright light of truth on our situation. When Jesus taught the Beatitudes in Matthew Chapter 5, He taught us to always shine the bright light of God’s truth on what initially looks like a challenge, because ultimately God will turn it into a sensational blessing. Jesus taught that those who initially mourn, would ultimately be comforted. He taught that those who initially hungered for righteousness would ultimately be filled. Jesus taught that those who initially were persecuted would ultimately see Heaven. With the bright light of Truth, challenges ultimately become sensational blessings!


“Blessed are the poor in spirit,

for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven.”

Blessed are those who mourn,

    for they will be comforted.”

“Blessed are the meek,

    for they will inherit the earth.”

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,

for they will be filled.”

“Blessed are the merciful,

    for they will be shown mercy.”

“Blessed are the pure in heart,

for they will see God.”

“Blessed are the peacemakers,

    for they will be called sons of God.”

 “Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,

    for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven.”

  Matthew 5:3-10