When we think of generational blessings, it usually has something do to with the Bible and God either blessing or cursing a family and their descendants. However, in this article, let’s take a look at the generational blessings we as parents, can set up for our children right now, through the decisions we make.
What is a generational blessing?
Dr. Tony Evans explains generational blessings like this: “Giving your children the blessing means providing them with a long-range view for a greater tomorrow. It means speaking hope, favor and dedication over them and letting them know that you will always be there to join them on the journey of reaching their destinies. Make sure your children are growing in the rich soil of your blessing.”
After being nurtured in the rich soil of your blessing, when your children become adults they will in turn raise their children in the rich soil of generational inheritance.
A generational blessing is a blessing that is released into the family lineage from generation to generation. It is a birthright passed along because you are a part of the family. It is an inheritance decreed from parent to child.
The blessing is an ongoing and profound transference of faith, favor and destiny from one generation to the next, says Dr. Evans.
How do we set up generational blessings for our kids?
We teach, speak and live the blessing. What we instill in our kids today will far outlive us. It will carry on for generations to come. Look at your own life – how many things in your life can you attribute to your grandparents because they taught your parents and your parents taught you?
I am a giver. My mom is a giver. My dad and grandparents were givers. I have my dad’s entrepreneurial spirit and a love for the Word of God. It was passed down to me and then to my children. It has become generational.
What can we pass along as a generational blessing?
A humble spirit
A heart of humanity
A fondness for a specific profession
An affection for literature and the written word
A dedication to learn from the past
A desire to learn their purpose at a young age
A financial literacy
A fervor for equality
A love for the Word of God.
Have you heard something like this in your community?
His daddy was a drunk, his daddy’s daddy was a drunk, so why would you expect anything more of that boy?
We have opportunity to change this to…
His daddy was a hardworking man, his daddy’s daddy owned his own business, now that boy is a millionaire, oh and he’s a giver too. Why would you expect anything less of him?
Whether our parents understood this or not the generational blessing can begin with us. You can be generation one, the generation that gets this thing started. We must pass on the blessing.
BMWK: What blessings are passing on to your children; are you generation one?