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Are things getting a little fuzzy? When was the last time you had your eyes checked?

Did you know your brain has the ability to ignore the visual signals coming into an eye? Your brain can discern blurred vs clear vision per eye and decide to reject or bypass the “junk” (or blurred) vision. If poor vision continues to enter an eye over a time-span of years, the visual channel capabilities become reduced and eventually ineffective.

Junk in, junk out. Right?

Remarkable how this principle of feeding a visual channel, or shall we say the mental state, with defective vision (or sinful nature) can render the channel useless. The reduced vision, after a certain amount of time, could end up not being recovered.

While learning this concept throughout optometry school, it hit me how applicable this is to my walk with Christ and current mental state. If I continue to feed negativity, sinful acts, worldly concepts, and poor discernment into my mind and walk with Christ, eventually I will fade to a reduced state of apathy and complacency. It starts with a small act and continues to grow until you are numb to any form of discernment or godly stance on self-worth and confidence.

As women, it is so important we keep a mindset of godly self-confidence to accomplish the great things He has called us to do. I encourage you to not be numbed or rendered ineffective by the world’s influence but to fight it whole-heartedly. Choose to reject or bypass the negative nature of social media trying to degrade your beauty and uniqueness and replace it with joy and love towards one another. Pour into Christ and He will light your path.


Correct the “blurred vision” areas of your life by filling it with uplifting friends, moral discernment, biblical scripture, and godly music. Keep your “channel” alive and well with Christ-like influences and your spiritual “vision” will flourish.



“The eye is the lamp of the body; so then if your eye is clear,

your whole body will be full of light.”
~Matthew 6:22

“I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened,

so that you will know what is the hope of His calling,

what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints.”
~Ephesians 1:18

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Joanna Murray

Author Joanna Murray

Joanna is a passionate follower of Jesus, wife to her best friend Skylar, Optometrist in the Nashville area and has a passion for mentoring like her mom Jayme Hull. You can find her any given day singing her favorite Broadway song, cuddling with her dog Macie or eating Mexican food with her family and friends

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  • Emily Meyer says:

    Love this, Joanna! And it’s especially interesting from an optometrist’s point of view! Thanks for the great visuals. (No pun intended ;)!

  • Cybil Murray says:

    Joanna, I love this so much!! I love that you are attentive and see God in your work! Your heart is so beautiful and you are radiant…shining for Jesus! I am so proud of you!!

  • Jeannie D'Amico says:

    WOW Joanna, I guess it is really true that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree! So encouraging to see that you have inherited the gift of encouragement and writing from your Mom. I love you sweet girl. Praying for you always. Oh BTW I am going to make an appointment to get my eyes checked!!! 🙂

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