‘true’ vs TRUTH #3: do I sin because of my past…?

Today’s potentially ‘true’ statement is sneaky.  Sneaky I tell you.

“I struggle with this sin because of events outside of my control.

Let me give you some hypothetical examples based on a *friend* of mine…

‘I struggle with fear of abandonment because my dad left when I was younger’

‘I struggle with lust because I’m single’

‘I am the way I am because of the way my parents raised me’

‘true’ vs. truth: single for a reason…?

In Philippians, Paul says “whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.”

I’ve been thinking a lot recently about the difference between potentially true statements and ‘truth’.  I think so much of my sin and frustration has come from meditating on a potentially ‘true’ statement instead of meditating on the ‘truth’.  It seems to me like their should be true things and false things and as long as I’m on the ‘true’ side – I’m fine.  But that’s not the case.  The reality is, there are a million potentially ‘true’ things that we aren’t called to meditate and focus on because they are not ultimately the ‘truth’.