Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall recieve, that your joy may be full. (John 16:24)
Have you ever looked at your friend or neighbor and are envious, because they seem to have it all? That things come easily for them while you struggle and fight for ever,ything? Do you feel as if your prayers go unanswered, that they are falling on deaf ears?
Have you put in the discipline, had the patience, waited on God? Those that you envy may have already been through the storm. They have been disciplined, have had the patience. Ask, pray and it shall be given. Accept the discipline, wait with patience and God's power will be yours.