My experience is that those who seek to lecture me on my faith are usually insecure inbtheir own I know that my faith works because it works. Now, I’m done responding to you and I am not your “pal.”
I do not fit into your “usually.” I have seen faith work mightily from the poverty and frugality end. Asking God for a car and then insisting it be no less than a new Cadillac?!? When that’s for nothing more than show?!? You sound like, er, “forces” are mixed into your religious system that you have not perceived yet.