Creflo Dollar — The Practical Side of Trust
Christians have become just too lighthearted where sin is concerned. You just kind of--it hits you and then it knocks you into a hypnotic state. "Uh-oh." Uh-oh nothing. Run from evil. Run, Forrest, run. And some of y'all sit up there and try to negotiate with temptation.
"El-le-lah-bah-bah. Lo-do-do-bo-bo-bo. Ree-bee-bee-bee-bee-bee." Ain't none of that working. Get outta there. "I'm strong, I'm strong. Greater is He that is in me, than he that is in the world. Greater is He that is in me, than in the world. Greater is He that is in me, in the world, in the world. Oh, in the world. What in the world?"
If what you understand about the thing contradicts what God has to say about the thing, you stick with what God has to say about it, lean on that and not on what you have come to understand about it. Now, that's the practical side of trust.
Worry is a negative meditation on the problem. It's meditation, but it's negative meditation, and you're meditating on the negative thing. Now, the same thing you get when you meditate on the Word you get when you worry.
What's that? Results. You spend time meditating on the Word, you're gonna get results. You spend time worrying, you're gonna get results. The thing you worry about the most, that's the thing that you are equipping for it to come to pass, and that demonstrates, "Well, I'm not trusting God. I am in fear, and I don't know how this is gonna work out."