That story is what usually happens between GOD and some believers who asks GOD for a particular thing. Most times when we pray to God for a particular thing (Be it a partner or a miracle), we mostly have a form of how that thing will look like in our head. And this is what the devil works with.
“O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!”
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.
For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.”
Psalm 146:8 – The LORD openeth the eyes of the blind: the LORD raiseth them that are bowed down: the LORD loveth the righteous:
We mostly don’t see things the way God sees things because we have a limited view, our view is a minute portion of His view. if we are going to compare our size to His size, we will be tinier than an ‘atom’ of Him (Just so you know how big He is)
Because we can’t actually see, when God brings the reply to our prayers (mostly concerning a partner), we will begin to rebuke the devil saying, I know God can’t give me something this ugly; fat; thin; tall; short; small; big; poor, etc. The devil zooms are vision to all the faults in the things or being given to us from God and we forget that we ourselves aren’t perfect (Matt 7:3, Luke 6:41-42). And then he (the devil) will bring what you have in your head or who you already like (and is just trying to form ‘subjection’ to God, your way).
This is what happens to most of the believers (no matter the anointing they seem to be carrying) who will tell you they prayed to God about the partner but are already now separated from that partner via misunderstandings which leads to fights.
Luke 6:40 – You can’t be holier than God, when you try to through your extremeties, you’re only going to end up looking like the devil because he is the only other person that wants a throne higher than that of God (Isaiah 14:13-15)
Hmmm… Thank You Holy Spirit for this insight; Maybe now we will understand the devil’s hatred for us better – Isaiah 14:14. The devil was disowned, thrown down for wanting to be like God. The power to be like Him (God), He gave to Man (Romans 8:17 – “And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.”) and the devil has been trying his possible best to blind our eyes to that “power” of which he is succeeding in most believers life.
Luke 6:42-49 – Most anointed men do not really ‘know'(remove the beam in your eyes, see into the spiritual clearly and understand before passing on the knowledge to your fellow brethren) and they are leading others astray.
“Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.”
“Who is blind, but my servant? or deaf, as my messenger that I sent? who is blind as he that is perfect, and blind as the LORD’S servant?”