Light At The End of The Tunnel: Breaking Those Generational Curses

What is a generational curse?

A generational curse is a poisonous trait/attitude that’s passed down from generation to generation. These generational curses are sneaky and often disguise themselves so they aren’t easily detected. *If they were detected they would be destroyed (hopefully)* It’s passed down through the bloodline like a tradition and slowly but surely kills everything in its path. Its goal is to keep you and your offspring from ever gaining freedom, because if you’re free you’ll eventually free others.

MOST of the time generational curses go undetected because everyone likes to brush them under the rug. No one wants to talk about what was done in the past. You’ll hear, “What’s done is done, get over it” or “Why bring up the past, it doesn’t change anything.” *Cringe* The thing is I’m angry all the time and growing up the rule was, ‘What goes on in this house, stays in this house,’ how many of us have heard that before? But then no one IN the home wants to talk about it, so that leaves you with no outlet and no way to healthily express your feelings and emotions. If you grew up in a household filled with anger and bitterness, sometimes that is the only emotion you’re comfortable with expressing. Rather than saying “I’m sorry, I was wrong,” you immediately turn to the only thing you’ve ever known or seen.

“This you know, my beloved brethren. But everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger;”

James 1:19

Along the way I’ve learned so many important lessons on what to do when I’m faced with new evils. One lesson I’ve learned is that it’s my responsibility to cut off any and all generational curses and behaviors that come my way. I don’t have any children but when I do, I don’t want them to deal with any remaining issues from me or my bloodline that would cause them harm. I want them to experience a level of freedom and tranquility that I’ve yet to reach. The only way I know how to identify and destroy those curses is to pray and turn them over to God. I know everything comes back to religion for me, and I’m not sorry about it. If you don’t believe in God(Jesus), I’m not judging nor am I trying to convert you. It is through my personal relationship with God that I’m even still here, so I’m not going to pretend that I pulled myself out of that place of darkness and sadness.

So, I’ve said all of this to say, don’t ignore those curses. They’re not called generational for nothing, they will continue to come back until someone finally stops them. Be that someone!


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Published by Mariah Eskridge

Hello I'm Mariah Eskridge and my goal is to encourage those who otherwise wouldn't have the support. I graduated from Illinois State University in May 2019 with a Bachelors Degree in Marketing and Accounting. I've been faced with plenty of situations that I would've loved having someone that I can relate to.

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