Friday, 3 May 2013

Overthinking... Justice

If there was one benefit to being sick, I would say it is the fact that you get plenty of time to think about plenty of things.. Over the past week I have been very sick with a cold, and if I wasn't sleeping I was lying around thinking about things, or just writing stuff down...

One thing I have been really thinking about is Justice.. How many times do you hear people on TV or Radio complaining about their Bills and how the prices are unjust? They get on there and they complain and say how the deserve justice.. but justice isn't lowering our water-bills, justice is providing water for those who don't have water(or at least not clean water).. Justice is levelling the playing field, so that everyone gets to play, so the everyone gets to eat, so that everyone gets to hope.. We should be striving to seek justice, whether we are christian or not, whether we feel like our current place in life is unjust or not,  as Christians we should be striving to bring justice for the glory of God.. And there are so many ways we can do our part to help bring justice, if everyone did their part and worked together we would be able to remove poverty as we know it and instead have the just world we all want!  We can sponsor children, donate money to companies like World Vision and Compassion, donate money to Missionaries, Go on missions trips and help bless people, pay for others to go on missions trips, we can give prayer support, words of encouragement ect the list goes on and on! Instead of spending all your 'spare' money on things like extra clothes that you really don't need, or upgrading to the latest Phone just because you can, or buying a ridiculous amount of makeup/shoes/games and any other items that we really don't need.. why not help others get the basic things in life that they need?
I'm not saying we can't go and treat ourselves to things.. but don't you feel bad knowing you have all this money to spend on whatever you like, when there are people who can't afford food and water, or an education? So go on, take heart, get out of your comfort zone and take a stand for justice and for God.. we have the power to end this, the question is: "Will we? Will we take the stand and fight for justice?"

#yeahsomeonehasbeenthinkingtoomuch! :P

Jazz =)

Monday, 15 April 2013


Why is it easier to give advice then to take it/use it?
This one gets me all the time.. I mean there are many times I am going through something, then someone who is going through that same thing asks me for advice, and so I tell them.. yet I don't use my own advice. It kinda makes me feel hypocritical.. coz I'm not doing the whole "Practice what you preach" thing, but I guess it is just part of being human, but I would really like to learn to take some of the advice I give out, because I know it works.. otherwise I wouldn't tell other people to do it :P lol my conclusion is: humans are strange :P

#aboveallthingsthatarerandom :P
Over and out!
Jazz =) 

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Last Hope?

Should God be our last hope? Have you ever noticed people these days are like: 'God is my last hope' .. God shouldn't be our last hope! We shouldn't turn to him when we are totally overwhelmed! God should be our first hope! The one we turn to in everything, the one to keep us from getting to the point of being overwhelmed.. God doesn't deserve to be left until last, he deserves being our first choice all the time! God should be first in Friendships, relationships, our future and in our everyday lives! God just has to be number 1! 

I notice that when I get off track with God, I get off track with life, it all seems so much harder without him! When I put friends or worldly things above God, my whole perspective on life changes and I become so much less of a good person! But anyway just a quick note to remind y'all to keep putting God first! He should be the first person you talk to of a morning, and the person you are talking to when you are falling asleep, and all in between we should be staying in constant contact with God, almost like constant prayer, it is hard, but it is totally worth it! =D 

Jazz! =) 

Monday, 18 March 2013

Sick of being sick, or sick of not getting my own way?

For those who don't know, I am 17 and currently doing my year 12 homeschooling! What relevance does this have to my post? Well let me go on!

A few years back, I got myself into an argument with my brother being the rough and physical family we are, he then tried to throw a punch at me so I ran away! While running through the kitchen I got stuck at an open cupboard and so my brother pushed me into this open cupboard! Result: I hit my jaw on the cupboard shelf and got major whiplash, it effected my Jaw, back, shoulders and neck! So there was a lot of trips to the Physio's and what not to try and help with my injuries.. but alas they had already taken their toll, instead of my usual 9pm-7am sleep I started getting less and less, till I was going to sleep at 2am and waking up at 3-4am, it was horrible living off such little sleep!!! With lack of sleep comes a lot of other things too, a massive drop in school grades, sickness, enormous over tiredness, the beginnings of depression*which I battled off* and all the sorts! I was truly a wreck!

To this day, those injuries bombard me regularly, whether it be my Jaw randomly popping out of place, or my back muscles having a spasm attack! It really makes doing the things I love (such as cricket and farm work) very hard! And my sleeping pattern sometimes goes crazy again *recently its been really bad*
As well as the physical problems I am stuck with, there are the emotional and mental things! I went from being in Grade 10 and being 2 years ahead in school, to now being almost half a year behind in my year12 work, I should of been finished school last year or the year before *according to the rate I was going* But now I am stuck with this force of pure frustration, everyday its the same old pattern of not getting much school at all, wasting way too much time on Facebook and having my parents go off at me for not doing enough school!
And I get these recurring thoughts where its like "What is the point of wasting my time doing school!?"

But what I am trying to figure out is.. am I sick of being sick? Or am I sick of not getting things the easy way, when I want and how I want? If I were to compare my 'Struggles' with those of others, I think I would soon realize that as much as it hurts, as much as it is tough, what I feel is nothing compared to some people... In the end it comes down to mind over matter! Yes, I am having trouble physically, but my main struggle is the emotional and mental one! I feel myself bending to the point of breaking, but I am being stretched and really I am learning more and more, I guess this is all a growing time!!!
Just ask anyone who has known me over the last couple of years, yeah I am still the random crazy chick I have always been, but with that has come a lot more of the christian qualities I so badly need! Tolerance would be the big one, tolerance of other peoples personalities, their needs and their wants, tolerance of pain and hardships, tolerance when things just aren't going my way! Obviously I am not suddenly perfect or anything but here is an example of how my tolerance has grown:
So there is this girl I have known for years and years, when we were younger, we never liked each other, in fact I simply could not stand her!!! I could not tolerate her personality, it conflicted with mine so badly that she just drove me insane!! But awesomely last year, after years of dislike for each other, We started chatting again via Facebook, things were still a bit rough, but it was a start! I guess we had both matured a lot and so we were able to tolerate each other! Now we have restored our friendship, and we are like Sisters, though things can be rough still, but all friendships are like that! So it is just crazy how God can grow us, in ways that allow us to make friends with people we never thought we would ever get along with!!!

The more I reflect the more I realize, its not being sick, that I am sick of.. it's the not getting what I want, when I want, how I want it and where I want it!!! It's greed and human nature, trying to break out and take control! But I need to hold and keep God in control! He is the only one who can ever make me truly happy!! :D I'm not looking for sympathy, or recognition or anything of the likes! I just wanted to share where I am at at the moment and what has been going on with me recently! :D

Hope Ya'll Enjoy,
Jazz =)

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Seeing is Believing?

There is a common saying that goes something like 'Seeing is Believing' and yeah I guess it is.. I mean think about it, how many times have you chosen not to believe something until you have seen it for yourself?
But I am thinking about 'Seeing is Believing' and I am beginning to wonder of maybe it would be more or just as accurate to say 'Believing is Seeing' let me explain this 'saying'
The reason I thought of this is: When we Believe in God, we are seeing the deeper meaning of life, we are seeing the hidden things that only believers can truly see!!! Believing (in God) is seeing miracles take place before our eyes!!! Believing is seeing the problems in this world and wanting to change them!!! Believing is seeing that every cloud has a silver lining!!!

This is really just food for thought, but I mean seriously, think on it.. Believing is seeing, just as much as seeing is believing!!! I would love to hear your thoughts on this!

Laters, Jazz =) 

Monday, 25 February 2013

The God-Pilot Analogy!

I was thinking about people who say "I don't have enough faith or trust to believe in God" or "How do you expect me to give my life over to someone I don't even know exists?" These people say: "Why would I put my life, trust and faith in someone I can't see? Sure I can 'Hear God's voice', sure I can 'See God's works' but how do I know these things are from God and not just my imagination or the works of people? How do I know God isn't just some made up 'Story' designed to make people feel safe, loved and secure?"
As I thought about these things, I thought of this: "People can go hop in a plane, they put their lives, trust, and faith in the pilot and his abilities to keep them safe and well. They can't see this pilot, they can hear his voice over the speakers, they can see his work, in that he is flying the plane. But how do they know for sure that there is a pilot? How do they know that it isn't all just some 'story' to make people feel safe?"
In this analogy what is the difference between God and the Pilot? I simply cannot see a difference!!! Next time someone asks why they should put faith in something they can't see, as in God, mention an analogy like this, it's not made to prove a point, it's not made to judge people, it is simply to get them thinking about what faith is and how much of it they really have!

God Bless~ Jazz =)

Tuesday, 19 February 2013


Potential.. as I sat there, the word wouldn't leave my mind! Potential, it echoed in my mind getting louder and louder.. Potential... Then I began thinking. What is Potential? "Adj: Having or showing the capacity to develop into something in the future.
Noun: Latent qualities or abilities that may be developed and lead to future success or usefulness" 

Then I realised, potential is something people struggle with everyday, I personally have been struggled with it. The way people struggle with potential is they begin to think they have no potential, they think "I am worthless", "I have no future", "How could I ever change the world?", "How could I do anything for the good of mankind?" ect.. They think "I have no potential" 

That is one of the biggest lies anyone could ever tell themselves! Everyone single person on earth has potential! Everyone has the chance to change the world, everyone is worth more then they will ever know! The way you grew up doesn't determine whether you have potential, what you look like doesn't determine whether you have potential, your grades at school don't determine whether you have potential.. In fact, you don't need to determine whether you have potential or not, because everyone has potential!!! God has a plan for you and if you are
willing to live by his plan he can help you reach your highest potential! :)

Hope you Enjoy,
Jazz =)