Be action based, not results based. Follow the actions that God gives to you. Don't do something with expectations of the results, because you may be surprised and/or disappointed. We do not have a large enough perspective to know why He is asking us to take a certain action. We may think we know, but this is ego arrogance. All we can know for certain is that He has asked us to take a certain action, and we know that He always has our highest good. And that is true obedience.