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Saying “Goodbye” to the “Black Sheep Syndrome” by Jeannette Tyson Gregory
March 4, 2012, 4:59 am
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A friend and I were discussing being the “black sheep of the family” a term used in families that reject a particular family member. It started out jokingly but at the end the revelation I got is this. The bible speaks about a shepherd that leaves the 99 sheep to rescue the 1. I believe if you are in Christ, there is no such thing as being a “Black Sheep” and the fact is you are under an illegitimate shepherd who abuses you.

Its time out for generational curses concerning families. The one considered as “Black Sheep” usually ends up as an alcoholic, murderer, prostitute or even an abused wife and mother. But adults abused as children can have many of these patterns to extreme degrees. Is abuse always hitting or sexual? No

Many times the worst form of abuse is parents comparing siblings, verbal abuse or just being looked over and never shown the affection of a hug or a “I love you”

The after-effects sometimes does not show up immediately but later in life when the victim is either victimized again by society or a spouse.

The “Black Sheep syndrome leaves them reeling out of control with no immediate family to turn to. This is how they end of associated with gangs, prostitution and a life of crime.

There is an answer to this generational curse as a “Black Sheep” or mishandled children is what I refer to them as. Trust is the  core of the spiritual life, of redemption, of friendship with Christ and the ever-growing happiness brought by that friendship. It is because you have never been able to trust anyone especially a parent, it is hard for you to even phantom trusting God.

The first thing you should do is ask for forgiveness of sins you committed knowingly and unknowingly. Forgive the people in your family or your life who mishandled you out of ignorance on their behalf. Ask Jesus to come into your heart and take over your entire life. Ask for a new start and that HE surround you with people who genuinely care for you and will be there for you through thick and thin.

It is a total waste of your life to sweat the small stuff so free yourself as you run into your fathers arm and declare, “I’m free, thank you father , I’M FREE!

What do you think? If a man owns a hundred sheep, and one of them wanders away, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the hills and go to look for the one that wandered off? And if he finds it, I tell you the truth, he is happier about that one sheep than about the ninety-nine that did not wander off. In the same way your Father in heaven is not willing that any of these little ones should be lost.” (Matthew 18:12-14, NIV)