Or do you have the sense that you are just taking up time, filling up space, and spinning your wheels?
In John 15:5, Jesus says, "Without Me you can do nothing."
What does this mean? Lots of non-believing people do lots of things - even good things - in this world. What does Jesus mean?
John Gill comments, "[Apart from abiding in Christ, we can do] nothing that is spiritually good; no, not anything at all, be it little or great, easy or difficult to be performed; cannot think a good thought, speak a good word, or do a good action; can neither begin one, nor, when it is begun, perfect it. Nothing is to be done 'without Christ'; without His Spirit, grace, strength, and presence; or as 'separate from' Him."
So, if we want our lives to count for something beyond ourselves, if we want to do more than empty works, if we want to move from mere worldly success to eternal significance, we must abide in Christ.
So, how do we do that?
Again, John Gill comments, "Cleave to Christ with full purpose of heart, and so derive life, grace, strength, and nourishment from Him... As Christ is formed in the hearts of His people, He continues there as the living principle of all grace. Abiding in Christ [happens] by fresh repeated acts of faith."
What will be your fresh repeated acts of faith today that will enable you to cleave to Christ, to derive your life from Him?
Abide in Christ. Connect to Christ. Cleave to Christ. Derive your life from Christ.
This is the only way to make sure your life counts, that what you do truly matters.