“But he who practices truth [who does what is right] comes out into the Light; so that his works may be plainly shown to be what they are–wrought with God [divinely prompted, done with God's help, in dependence upon Him].”John 3:21 AMPC
It's not independence, it's dependence on Him. When you depend on God, whether people notice or not, whether people give you credit or not; just knowing that it pleases Him, it's a huge difference from the world. The world does things to give themselves credit. When you do things for the Lord simply because it's His agenda and it pleases Him, He shows you how much He appreciates you. Be confident knowing that God will bless you and continue doing your good works for the Lord. There you will find life and life more abundantly!