It can happen... that we want things and don’t get them... By itself, desire can breed on itself and cause suffering, as you manifest more of the lack. When you introduce intention on the other hand, that’s another story – IF it’s energized by singleness of purpose - an unrelenting dedication to the desired situation to come into existence. If you combine intention with potentiality (the first law), you got it made. That’s the fertile ground for the magic to happen. Sometimes some re-organization must precede the fulfillment of your desire (it may take a while). Doubt would disable this process. This is the magic of creation through connecting energetically with the surrounding quantum field. You can use repeated visualizations of yourself amidst the fulfilled wish during prayer and meditation. Essential aspects of this practice are gratitude, joy, and detachment. Quantum physics teaches that energy and information is really all there is – on this level the stability of reality dissolves into probabilities and this is why we can influence outcomes. If you feel helpless... you’re right, but if you believe in your ability to alter the state of affairs... you can move mountains.
“Attention energizes and intention transforms. Whatever you put your attention on will grow stronger in your life. Whatever you take your attention away from will wither, disintegrate, and disappear. Intention, on the other hand, triggers transformation of energy and information.” – Deepak Chopra