Success in our work for the Lord can not be measured by human’s standards. Reactions, numbers, feelings–these aren’t the results to study when trying to determine if you were “successful” in the Lord’s work. 

Instead checking that we acted obediently, based upon the Word and being led by the Spirit should be our assurance that we have followed where the Lord has led.

If we allow flesh to solely drive our work for God then we are setting ourselves up for deception. God is the final authority. We answer to him. He will judge and bless righteously. 

Scripture taken from:

Philippians 4:11