Following Jesus requires absolute obedience, but it will lead you into experiences you never dreamed of. You will see lives that were broken made whole. You will see those in bondage released; and those who mourn comforted.
Sin causes us to be self-centered, shifting our hearts from God to self. But the essence of salvation is a turn God-centeredness. Resist the temptation to pursue your own goals, asking God to bless them. Rather, deny yourself and join the activity of God as He reveals it to you.