Philippians 4:4-7 Rejoice in the Lord ALWAYS and again I say REJOICE!!! Paul wrote from prison.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
When u really want something it's very easy to hear God say YES because you want it so bad. In that action you have then given into the flesh and made yourself a god. That's a consequence of the flesh.
If u want to continue walking in your maturity go to God in prayer and petition with thanksgiving, present your request unto God.
Prayer puts you outside of yourself and going before God showing that you don't have the answers.
Be honest with God!!! He knows everything about you and can handle your being honest about your requests.
The prayer and petition has nothing to do with getting the "thing" it's about BEING in HIS will!!!
Make sure your feelings line up with the Word of God.
Hebrews 4:12 the Word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
2 Corinthians 10:4-5 we take captive EVERY THOUGHT captive to make it obedient to Christ.
Philippians 4:8-9 whatever is true, noble, right, pure, lovely and admirable - whatever you have learned or received or heard from me (Paul), or seen in me (Paul) - put it into practice.
Our prayer is to become like Paul, not like the ones Paul is writing to.
We are the revealer of the unseen God!!!