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“I am not a statistic. And you know why I’m not a statistic? Because God doesn’t do them.” –Tricia Goyer Do you sometimes feel more like a statistic than an individual -- the person in Seat 26A, the targeted demographic for this or that, or the 55% of women who...? Statistics are often used by policy makers and companies when making critical decisions. Statistics aren’t bad, but when individuals are reduced to just a number, then we have a problem. Do you find yourself categorizing others or being categorized by others, labeling or being labeled? We all have at one time or another. But reducing a human being to a number or another face in the crowd can lead to a lack of a sense of self worth and hope. It causes isolation and separation. We must make a choice not to allow ourselves to be reduced to, nor reduce another to a number, a product of circumstance, or situation, or a wrong decision. We must choose to see ourselves and others as highly valued, with a purpose, stronger than we think. I (Lisa) loved the movie, The Help, and there is a very tender scene and dialogue between Aibileen and Mae Mobley. Remember? “You is kind. You is smart. You is important.” Aiblileen didn’t want Mae Mobley to feel invisible, or discarded; she habitually poured these words of affirmation into Mae, a sweet young child who would remember those words her entire life as well as the woman who whispered them to her soul. You can watch this significant scene here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMD0XtQqfkg Our guest this week on Girlfriendit Radio is Tricia Goyer. Tricia is a writer, blogger, family advocate, and host of Living Inspired Radio. With the release of her most recent book, Teen Mom: You’re Stronger than You Think, she has now published 50 books. She understands feeling like a statistic. Born to a single mom, Tricia found herself pregnant at 17, and she remembers what it felt like to carry the weight of the world on her shoulders. You are going to love her story and walk away inspired! Living as the Beloved,
Patty and Lisa "For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well." ~Psalm 139:13-14 (ESV)