Where do Curses Come From?
Curse come from several sources.
- Disobedience to God. God isn’t out to “get us” or to curse us. Those are not His plans for us. However, God gave each one of us free will and He plainly gives us the choice to receiving blessings or curses. Curses are a natural consequence from breaking God’s laws. Judgment is brought forth as His laws are broken or violated. This is the essence of the Law of Sowing and Reaping. The Bible clearly warns each of us that our actions have consequences. “Don’t be misled. Remember that you can’t ignore God and get away with it. You will always reap what you sow! Those who live only to satisfy their own sinful desires will harvest the consequences of decay and death. But those who live to please the spirit will harvest everlasting life from the Spirit.” (Galatians 6:7-8) (NLT)
- Others/Word Curses. Many times other people bring curses into our lives. Generational sin is an example of how others can bring curses into our lives. We open our lives up to curses by giving place to them through our own sin, choices, and beliefs. Word curses are also a way that others can affect us. Examples of word curses are statements such as, “You’ll never amount to anything”, and “You are a failure.” The Bible tells us that there is the power of life and death in our tongue and our words. If a person receives these word curses as truth, then the curses become real in his life.
- Self/Self-Curses. Even sadder than having our parents or others curse us is curing ourselves through our own words. Familiar examples are:
“I will probably ‘blow’ this job.” (expected failure)
“I can’t speak in front of people.”
“Our family will always be poor.”
“I cannot do anything right.”