So you want to do great things for God? You want to bear fruit and show that you are devoted to Him? There is a way. To make that happen though, it may not be how you think.
I have spent most of my Christian life "doing" for God. I always seem to find things I can do for Him; to bear the fruit I think I should. But is that what He asks me to do? In John 15, Jesus reminds us to abide in Him and we will then bear the fruit that we desire.
But I think we often have it backwards. We "do" for God and think this is the vehicle in which we remain. When really, the only way for us to bear the fruit we desire is to remain intimate with Christ. When we take the time to read our Bibles and do what it says, we then find ourselves bearing the fruit we have strived to produce all along.
This is such a sweet reminder for me because I often forget. I keep the busy pace of life, thinking all the while, that I am remaining in Christ. But in reality, I am far from Him. When I continue to go, go, go in the name of "serving", I miss what He intended for me. Because I have not taken the time to sit with Him and just soak Him all in, I miss the target.
However, when I make intimacy with Christ my ultimate goal, I will bear more fruit than I ever thought possible. I will see Him at work in me more than ever before. And the fruit I tried to produce on my own will start to flourish. I just have to remember that He is the goal.