Devotees forget themselves with great qualities of the Godly being and often try to find themselves as a part of it.
To attain this state they sacrifice attachments or family life. This is a totally non materialistic practice.
Example: Meera Bhai
She was a great devotee of Lord Krishna.
It is a synonym for Confidence......
People who do not have the ability to see the quality "Confidence" on self, always try to get from the outside...
For the quality "Confidence" they have given a physical form and named as the God...
So whenever they feel lack of "Confidence" to achieve something, pray and get from the God.
This is a totally Materialistic practice.
When we get struck with a problem we pray God (to get Confidence) for the solution.
The reality is "Whatever we try to find outside is already present inside...."
Spiritual people do everything possible by the deep journey to inside with the tool "Meditation". This shows the way to lead a balanced life.