There have been those however who in desperation or having no other knowledge of Him have sincerely asked God to get them out of a situation or help them with something and He has out of the grace in Him has done it because of their sincerity. They did not manipulate Him because they had no idea and out of their need they discovered God and his grace and mercy. You must be sincere in your desire and seek God first and foremost before you will ever see your desire fulfilled.
What is the desire of your heart? Is it a new job, a new car, better finances, or could it be to find peace in your heart and in your mind. The desires of your heart can vary in so many ways. Let me share with you the desires of my heart as an example. There are basically two continuous desires that I pray for every night. The first is that God will use me to speak into the lives of those who don’t know Him that they may be saved in the Name of Jesus. The second is that my heart would be changed in every aspect and that I would become like Him and put away the worldly side of myself. There are other desires that I pray for also like my family, my two daughters and their husbands as well as my grandchildren that each one of them would turn to Jesus and follow Him, but other than those that is it. I have no desire for material things because as the bible says therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! 2 Corinthians 5:17. The things of this world are not what we should search for but our salvation and Jesus Christ.
If you will seek after God first and foremost you will see changes in your life that will blow your mind. Jesus should be the first thing on your mind when you get up and the last thing on your mind when you go to bed. Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness and all these things will be given to you. That is not just a statement but a promise from God. Don’t try to manipulate Him because the only one you fool is yourself. Seek after your desires with sincerity and honesty and you will see them come to pass. Ask God to give you what you need and not what you want and you will see the latter come your way. God knows what you need to get by in your everyday life and what you need to follow Him. He totally understands us in every way and is ready to give us our desires. Seek Him first and you will see.