Our goal, as servants of God, should not be to build our reputations or make ourselves names. Rather, our goal should be to do work that is pleasing to God and will withstand His fiery tests.
Now if anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, each one’s work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one’s work, of what sort it is. If anyone’s work which he has built on it endures, he will receive a reward. If anyone’s work is burned, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire.
—1 Corinthians 3:12-15 NKJV