It amazes me how many of us have dreams and visions for our life and then settle into something that does not match our expectation for life at all. And, let's be honest. It isn't the devil. It isn't God either. It's us and our free will. Every choice we make has consequences. Those consequences can range from great to awful to devastating. It is our responsibility to walk in the Spirit, stay in God's presence and adhere to His word. This allows us to hear His voice and guidance.
My mom had a great strategy I still use today. "Don't do anything you wouldn't do if Jesus was standing right there." Another strategy is ask your true friends about your life choices. The Bible teaches in Proverbs to surround yourself with wise counsel. Have forsight. See if what you are about to do will bring great blessing or a great curse to your life.
We want to make decisions that produce positive results. God wants us to have an abundant life that is filled with great and wonderful things. We should dream and have great expectations for ourselves according God's word. But, to see it manifest, we need to excercise great wisdom.