We must turn our minds and our hearts over to God, but we must also let Him guide our actions. Our thoughts control our actions so we must give all of ourselves to the Lord.
Many Christians try really hard to do good for the Lord. But it is important to "do" for the right reasons -- to honor God and lift up His name. Not so Jane Doe can congratulate you for helping out. God is not interested in social cliche or personal agendas. He will work despite them, but they do not bring Him glory. God has a plan and He will see it through, even if He has to work around you.
When we work because we think it is the right thing to do or someone asked us to is not always a good enough reason. God calls each of us to use our spiritual gifts in different ways, to be obedient in His calling. When we do works with the right heart God can make miraculous things happen.
When we stand in a spot to fill a space, only going through the motions, we can hinder God from working in the hearts of those around us. Because God cannot work through us He cannot work in the hearts of those around us. That is a great loss for God's kingdom.
It is a heart issue. If you are doing what you do because you love God and want His light to shine around you, then you are doing wonderful things for the Lord. I encourage you to honor God today and open yourself up to His love so you can share it with everyone around you.