From The Quiet Place: Daily Devotional Readings by Nancy Leigh Demoss:
God’s plans for your life may be different than what you would have chosen if you were writing the script, but obedience will always lead to true joy, fulfillment, and fruitfulness.
Perhaps you’ve pushed aside a calling from God–whatever that calling might have been–out of fear of inconvenience or a desire to go a different direction. Though the original opportunity may have passed you by, remember that God’s will is not so much tied to a place or a position as to the condition of your heart. God cannot bless the fearful or willful choices of your past, but He can–and He will–bless a repentant heart, a heart that now says “Yes, Lord.”