But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.(James 1:6)
Think about a carpenter. If he put the foundation for a house down one week and the next week took the foundation out, the house would never be completed.
Christians are doing the same thing in their praying. They're undoing what they've already prayed, and they're wondering why their prayers aren't availing much.
Let me give you part one of a real-life illustration. I was invited to preach at a church in east Texas. Before I got up to speak, the pastor said, "We're going to receive an offering tonight for Brother Hagin."
At that moment, a woman in the congregation stood up and said, "Pastor, before you pray over the offering, I feel like we should pray for Sister ______. She lives next door to me. The doctor came to visit her and said that she would not live past midnight." (It was eight o'clock in the evening.)
The pastor said, "Yes, let's all stand and pray for this sister." So we prayed.
Then the pastor said, "How many of you believe that God heard you?" Most of the people lifted their hands and praised God that He heard us.
Confession: When I pray, I ask in faith, believing that God heard me. I refuse to waver. I refuse to have any doubt or unbelief. Instead, I praise God for hearing and answering me.
(Taken by permission from RHEMA Bible Church , aka Kenneth Hagin Ministries , Tulsa , OK , USA. www.rhema.org )