While we are awaiting the arrival of Hurricane Dorian to the Florida coast, it’s devastating to see what is happening to the Bahamas and the dear sweet people who live there. I cannot even begin to imagine what they are going through, but I pray that God is bringing them peace in the midst of this struggle. It has been so difficult to wait for the news of what’s happening with the storm, but God teaches us that patience is a virtue and I sure do need it right now. I’ve been so impatient lately. My love life (or lack thereof), my financial situation, my physical appearance, and the distinct possibility that I won’t be able to fix all of this any time soon. It’s really hard… but it isn’t impossible if I’m being honest. Slowly but surely, one month at a time, even one workout at a time, it’s slowly coming to fruition. Everything worth having takes time, right? I just think we let ourselves get in the way of our own success sometimes. Heck, how often do we let what others think of us or say about us limit what we do? For example, I really don’t like it when people point out my shortcomings. Whether it be my debt, my weight, or even my height, I’ve never been a fan of scrutiny. I don’t honestly think it’s anyone else’s business & quite frankly, they don’t exactly know what it’s like or what we’re going through anyway. Oftentimes, we think we know everything about someone’s life, but more often that not, they are only telling us a small fraction of their life, if anything at all. “Judge not, lest ye be judged.” So shut your mouth when someone’s not doing their best. Chances are they see it themselves without you having to point it out to them. We see our failures far more than our triumphs anyway.