A habit can be difficult to break! Breaking a habit or overcoming weaknesses and genetic trait can be difficult. How do we break a habit – a weakness, genetic trait or curse?

Breaking a habit and overcoming weaknesses

by Wilma Watson

Breaking a habit and generational curse, overcome weaknessess and traits can be difficult. This article will empower you to break a habit and weaknesses.

Do you see layer upon layer of generational weaknesses in your life or in your family? Do you see a habit forming? Have you tried to overcome these weaknesses, but given the right environment they keep returning? This article will help you break the habit of these annoying traits.

Physical traits and illnesses can be passed down from one generation to another. That is why a doctor wants to know if there is a pattern of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, eye problems, asthma or stroke in a family, because if so, the patient may be subject to the same physical weakness.

There are physical patterns and also behavioural, emotional, or sexual patterns that are passed down from one generation to another.

Breaking a habit – Can you identify with any of the following?

Behaviour patterns: lying, stealing, bed wetting, nail biting, stuttering, eating disorders, family breakdown, continual financial insufficiency, being accident prone, early death, alcoholism, physical abuse, perfectionism or stubbornness.

Emotional patterns: fear of rejection, rejection, fear of intimacy, emotional abuse, pride, anger, fear, control, manipulation, lust, depression, anxiety, inferiority, guilt, hostility, unforgiveness or resentment.

Sexual patterns: sexual abuse, molestation, incest, homosexuality, promiscuity, lust or adultery.

We all inherit, to different degrees, generational weaknesses and strengths. I (Wilma) will never forget a family I visited while doing district nursing. They clearly demonstrated a generational pattern. My job as a midwife was to assist mother and baby following an early discharge from hospital. The mother drew my attention to the three-day-old baby’s right hand – the little finger was pointed perpendicular to the other fingers. The mother went on to explain that her husband, at the age of five, had a traumatic accident, which affected him emotionally for some time and left him with his little finger pointing out perpendicularly to the others. Both children were born with the little fingers pointing out the same way and on the same hand as their father‘s.

How can we stop these misfortunes being passed on to us? Can we put an end to them?

Breaking a habit – I asked that question myself after I began to suffer with a health problem that had created a pattern in my family. I did not detect it until my Endocrinologist pointed out to me that white blood cells were eating my thyroid and creating hypothyroidism. He went on to say that white cells could either eat the thyroid or the stomach wall causing pernicious anaemia. It was then that the lights turned on – I remembered my grandfather had pernicious anaemia.

I went to the Good Book, the Bible, for the answer. We are told in the Bible that Jesus was pierced for our transgressions, beaten and bruised for our iniquities. (Isaiah chapter 53 verse 5)

Transgressions and iniquities are words we do not use in our language today, so what do they mean? A transgression is an act of sin and an iniquity, according to the dictionary, is perversity or depravity. One is an act, the other a state of being – an inherent weakness or imperfection caused through acts of sin. It can be passed from generation to generation in the form of physical infirmities, emotional or behavioral depravity or perversity.

What I learnt from the Bible is that when Jesus died on the cross He died not only for my sins, but also for my imperfections – the weaknesses passed down through the generations. It must be noted however that not all weaknesses or imperfections are the result of iniquities.

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