It Can Stop With You – Break the Generational Curse

It can stop with you – break the generational curse

When we go to the doctor and fill out paperwork, we often have boxes to check on our medical history, including our family members. They want to know if heart disease, diabetes, or cancer runs in our family. There are so many health issues that are labeled as “hereditary” or even just “potentially hereditary.” So, if Grandma had breast cancer, you might end up with it too.

It doesn’t just stop with illnesses like cancer and heart disease though. Addictions and behaviors are sometimes labeled as hereditary too.

Good grief! If your grandparents had cancer, your parents had diabetes, and all them were alcoholics, you might feel pretty doomed thinking these are all going to affect you because they might be hereditary.

Guess what?

IT CAN STOP WITH YOU!

Just because there’s a history of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, or alcoholism in your family doesn’t mean you will battle with these issues also.

It can all stop with you. Stop dwelling on your family history. Stop telling yourself, “Well, that’s what happened to my mother. So, it’ll probably happen to me too.”

No! Quit thinking about these things negatively and quit talking about them as if you’ll have them.

Believe that it stops with you. Start thinking that the generational curse will be broken by you. Picture your DNA being changed. Picture your heart beating strongly. Picture yourself healthy and happy. Thank God for your health. Declare it.

I used to worry about getting breast cancer because of my family history. I have grandmothers with dementia. Am I worried about those things anymore? Nope. Because I’m believing that those illnesses are wiped from my DNA. Think I’m crazy? Eh, suit yourself. But I’m not going to sit around and worry about illnesses I may or may not have some day because my parents, grandparents, or great-grandparents had them. Instead, I’m going to do what I can to make healthy choices both physically and mentally.

Stressing about things happening to you doesn’t do you any good. If you want a better life, change your habits. Think better. Eat better. Live better. And thank God each day for your strong and healthy heart or your strong and healthy brain. Declare it and believe it.

I believe in the power of prayer. I believe in miracles. I believe that what we think and speak affects us. Whatever you’ve been told runs in your family – can stop with you.

I understand illnesses and struggles can still happen. However, I want you to quit thinking that all these things are going to happen to you just because they run in your family. Think about better things.

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Philippians 4:8 NIV

Be brave!

Be blessed!

Be set free!

xoxo

Ash

If you would like to look into this topic a bit more, I highly recommend “Switch on Your Brain” by Dr. Caroline Leaf.

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Building the New

Sometimes it is difficult for others to accept changes in our lives. If they don’t understand the changes, then what we are doing seems weird to them. It is even more challenging when we no longer choose to do things that they are doing. Unfortunately, choosing to no longer do something can often times lead to us being accused of “acting better” than someone, or being “high and mighty.” These accusations can cut deep and leave you feeling isolated.

Fret not, my friends. Growing pains are part of the process. Others are not always going to support what you are doing.

Remember, when you feel isolated, God is still there. And, as difficult as it can be to trust this, He is ALL you need.

It is tempting to try to change others with you. It is our job to love and live by example. It is not our job to change others. I am guilty of forgetting this. I want so badly for the ones I love the most to grow with me because I see better things ahead. That doesn’t mean that they see what I see though.

So, if my wings take me to new places, while others stay behind, then I have to accept that is their choice, not mine.

A sweet friend shared this quote recently, and it opened my eyes.

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” -Socrates

I realized that I have been fighting the old, and it is only causing problems. I have to stop looking back. I have to stop worrying about what others are doing and do what I need to do.

I cannot keep fighting the old and move forward. Do you ever feel like certain areas of your life are stuck on a perpetual cycle? I do, and I feel like fighting the old over and over again has become one for me. You have to break out of that cycle, and do something different. Again, you may feel isolated because others choose to stay in that cycle. Just focus on building the new.

I also need to trust that when I’m not sure how I can do this, especially when I feel alone, God is making a way.

“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.”  (Isaiah 43:19)

Break the cycle.

Build the new.

Be brave!

xoxo

-Ash

 

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