20 Lessons I’ve Learned Since Leaving the Church

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE CHURCH?

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IMG_0196 My unapologetic, Black self. 2016.

I haven’t been to church in over a year now, and I’ve been pondering how I should address what I’ve discovered along the way. If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you probably could’ve never guessed that I would end up here. I never imagined that I could exist outside the Church I once held so dear. But due to the routine state-sanctioned violence that is being inflicted on my people, and the inadequate response from the church (among other things), I have decided to remove myself entirely from a system that claims to value my soul, but fails to show up for my Black body. I’ll probably end up writing a book about this one day, but in the meantime, here are 20 things I’ve learned since leaving the church:

  1. God is not a man.
  2. There is no pre-determined path called “God’s will”…

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BALANCE SHEET OF LIFE

Birth is your ~ OPENING STOCK
What comes to you is ~ CREDIT
What goes from you is ~ DEBIT
Death is your ~ CLOSING STOCK
Your Ideas are your ~ ASSETS
Your Bad Habits are your ~ LIABILITIES
Your Happiness is your ~ PROFIT
Your Sorrow is your ~ LOSS
Your Soul is your ~ GOODWILL
Your Heart is your ~ FIXED ASSETS
Your Character is your ~ CAPITAL
Your Knowledge is your ~ INVESTMENT
Your Age is your ~ DEPRECIATION
And Finally : Always remember, God is your Auditor. Have a Perfect Balance Sheet.
Your AUDITOR is coming soon !!!

Josbons