Finding New Fruit in Your Family Tree

 

One important part of my 2015 prophetic word highlights the importance of family.  Did you know your greatest destiny is your children?  And if you don’t have biological children, this absolutely applies to your spiritual children and the people you’ve touched.

Family blessings front and center

Your generational gifting and calling will become clearer this year. God is revealing positive, hidden blessings and callings in your family tree.

What fruit?

The fruit I am talking about is spiritual gifts, qualities and positive things that God has given you.  Often the enemy attacks you in the areas of your strengths, so it might not be easy to recognize them at first.

Fruit and blessings can come when you are given the chance to peek beneath the surface of someone’s life when they’ve shared a deep concern, reached out in vulnerability, or felt safe enough to be free with you.

How do you find out your generational blessings?

  1. Ask God to show you the hidden blessings and callings in your family line.
  2. If you discover negative destructive patterns then look to the opposite of what that might be. Learn to flip the negative into a positive outcome.
  3. Be open to hear from God in many ways for your answer (dream, vision, small impression, Bible, other people, nature, modern parables like movies, etc.).
  4. When you find a positive blessing then nurture it.

Encourage good fruit when you find it

The generational blessing could be anything from a warm pat on the back after a heated moment (generational gift of reconciliation) to simply letting someone in the door first on a rainy day (generational gift of preferring someone else over yourself).  Watch for the smallest expression of good fruit and blessing.

“But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!”   Galatians 5:22–23 (NLV).

No fruit?

You might be thinking you cannot find a single blessing in your family.  But sometimes the best fruit is found way out on a limb, requiring risk, prayer and searching.

This year you will no longer be worried about generational curses, because generational blessings will come to the forefront.

My story

In my family generational line, some of us have struggled with learning disabilities.  Even though I have gotten lots of healing in my life, I still struggle with dyslexia . As a boy, reading was tough for me, never mind writing.  I failed a grade and was put in special learning classes.  Although I couldn’t read well, now I consider it a blessing.  Why? Because:

  • I can totally relate to the many thousands of people who also struggle with reading, writing and public speaking.  My story brings hope and sets people free.
  • What was hard made me stronger because I had to overcome it through God’s strength and power.  God gave me a way to compensate so that I could be successful.
  • Persistence, determination and lots of encouraging people along the way helped.
    Being different than others brought a lot of rejection. God has healed me and I now help others do the same.

What may look like a disadvantage may be the key to blessing, even impacting many generations for God.  In spite of dyslexia I have come a very long way and I am now a professional speaker and writer.  I still struggle and have to memorize a lot and find workarounds, but I have written seven books and now teach people how to write their own books.

Keep searching

God is raising up wounded warriors and there are many great things in store for you.  It is God’s joy to give you more blessings in your family tree.  And you have the privilege to search for them.  It is exciting to find fruit!

 

Blessings,
~ Doug Addison


Doug AddisonDoug Addison is a prominent conference speaker captivating audiences with clean stand-up comedy and high energy prophetic messages which he has shared on television, radio and the internet for over a decade. Doug brings laughter, fun and a unique prophetic style while empowering people to transform their lives, discover their destiny and understand dreams, tattoos and piercings. His powerful messages stay with his audiences long after hearing him.

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Finding New Fruit in Your Family Tree — 3 Comments

  1. When I see a word of encouragement for God’s people I rejoice. So I rejoice in this post! The world is so dark and harsh. A kind word,or confirmation that The Lord is working out our obstacles behind the scenes with testimonies to those of us who are struggling, is a part of loving one another in Christ Jesus. So whenever I see these types of posts, I rejoice in them, because I know how it feels to be put down, and discouraged daily. I also know how much it means to know the Spirit of the Living God speaks these words through you and prophets who share the Good News because He knows how much I need reassurance that He is there when the storm comes. I give thanks for you and other prophets that speak with the heart of a God in mind, who truly loves his inheritance, His people. I get discouraged when I hear the church beating its own body, with harsh words when life is tough enough, and places tough criteria on man that no human could perfectly fulfil.

    The Lord Jesus said to the religious people of his day: “They crush people with unbearable religious demands and never lift a finger to ease the burden. (‭Matthew‬ ‭23‬:‭4‬ NLT)

    I wonder if we listen to our master and Lord when we terrorize His people with “prophetic” words intended to intimidate and cause them fear. Or demand from them what Christ has already freely provided, righteousness. Please join me church family in praying for one another and lifting up the Good News! That Christ has risen, that He has set us free from sin, fulfilled the law and given those who trust in him His righteousness, His love, His person, and allowed us to be adopted as sons and daughters in the body of Christ. We are free to love each other without limit by pointing one another to a risen Savior that forgives freely and Restores! He has given us an immeasurably fantastic future, through his wonderful grace or unmerited favor! You can’t earn God’s favor. But you don’t have to, if you just believe Him! Let us rejoice in Our King and His mighty work on the cross! Praise our King Jesus! His name is above every name. The Lord of All! Amen!

    • Thank-you, Leaunna, for proclaiming Christ! Thanks also for Matt 23. I have been trying to articulate the condemnation and judging I have received from the brethren at times as I have made mistakes while learning how to walk in the Spirit. And Holy Spirit has revealed times when I also have been judgmental of those judging… No man can argue with God’s Word. I received the most beautiful revelation reading Matt 23 in your comment. Keep proclaiming Christ to your last earthly breath and beyond!

  2. Deuteronomy 29:29 (NKJV)
    “The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but those things which are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law.

    Psalm 25:14 (NKJV)
    The secret of the Lord is with those who fear Him, And He will show them His covenant.