Then the fire of Jehovah fell,
and consumed the burnt- offering, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust,
and licked up the water that was in the trench.
Just like they had the one true God and many false Gods back in the days of Elijah, the situation is the same nowadays.
Those false Gods don't have to be hand-made figures, for they can also just be your own abilities, that you trust in more than you trust in God. (1. Kings 18,21-38)
Elijah heard from God, that He wanted to reveal Himself to the people, and finally destroy the false God Baal, and so Elijah prepared everything to prove who the one true God is.
The prophets of Baal danced around the whole day, prayed, cut themselves and did other things to get the altar burning, through THEIR WORKS (their abilities), but since their human (fleshy) abilities just cannot compare to Gods power, nothing happened.
Elijah on the other hand, after he heard from God, only said those words he heard, trusted God and left everything else up to Him, and therefore Gods fire consumed the altar in no time and even licked up the water in the trench around it.
What am I saying?
Just like the prophets of Baal tried to get the altar to burn in their own ability, so do you still try to get the victory in some areas of your life in your own ability, but can't seem to get it, because you are very limited by yourself.
The answer to your problem is to let go of your false Gods (your own ability) and to turn to the one true God, to hear form Him, to DO AS HE SAYS and to then expect Him to remove your problem, just like He did with the altar!
No matter how impossible your situation seems (no matter how unburnable the altar is), God can burn it in no time and completely remove it, if you are only willing to give up your holy cows and acknowledge the one true God!
If you act according to Gods word, it is not you that is going to do the work and the miracles, but it is God through you!
The power of your flesh is very limited and compared to Gods ability it is really more of a weakness than a strength.
So step back from trying to do things by yourself. Find Gods word, act according to it and watch Him work miracles, where everyone thought it to be impossible!
(1. Kings 18,21-38)