This is a question that I’ve asked myself, so now I’ll ask you; what motivates you for Jesus? Sometimes I think we get caught up in what it will do for us, rather than what it will do for the kingdom and the lost. If your source of income is ministry related, would you do it for free if you didn’t have to rely on the income? Some do ministry because they like recognition. Would you still work for Jesus if you got no recognition at all? A couple of examples; one being those who video and document their giving to the homeless, another may be someone who’s a part of the praise team, but only wants the key parts. These are “self” motivated, not God motivated. If your drive to do good is not spurred on by the love for others, and a sincere love for Jesus, be careful! The Almighty will humble you and cut off any useless branch that He feels needs pruning. We all have to be pruned, but it’s better for you to handle it before He does!
But let each one test his own work, and then his reason to boast will be in himself alone and not in his neighbor.... For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. Galatians 6:4 & 8