When you not only pray, but you take it one step further and you receive your healing in the unseen realm things begin to happen. But if the healing, the freedom, the promotion, the breakthrough is always in your future, then you haven't received it into your spirit. What God is going to bring to pass is not what you ask for, but what you believe you receive when you pray. Are you receiving when you're believing? Not just, "God, I'm asking you to help me break this addiction, help me get free from this bad habit". That's good, but by itself it's not enough. Follow it up with "Lord, I receive your freedom, I receive your wholeness. Thank you that I am free. Not that I'm going to be free, I'm hoping one day to break this addiction, I'm really struggling in this area... No it's already happened". When you prayed, you not only believed it, but you received it.