Sounds like the obvious answer is, “Of course not!” But really, how do you know? One of the ways is to look to your results. Are you getting answers to your prayers?
So, let’s be honest. Many people, and I’m only addressing Christians at this time, shoot up a prayer and hope it sticks! Well, this is not the way to get your desired results.
Let’s focus in on whether or not you’re the one sabotaging your own prayers. In Mark 11:23-24 Jesus tells us to speak, doubt not in our heart, believe that what we say will come to pass, and we’ll have what we say.
I want to zero in on two things that can sabotage or negate your prayers coming to pass. Jesus said you can have what you say but many people are “saying what they have” and getting nowhere. If all you do is speak the problem that’s all you’ll get. But worse than that, you’ll be establishing the problem, and that’s certainly not what you want!
The second thing is that once you’ve prayed the correct way by speaking what God’s Word says about your situation, then that’s all you should speak. Many people lose it right there when asked about the problem, they’re facing. That’s when all the negative confessions come out and it actually undoes their faith filled prayers.
So, speak the end result you want and stick with it. Don’t confess any negative words over your situation.
Speak, doubt not in your heart, believe what you say, and get your desired results.
Mark 11:23-24 (KJV) 23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.