Lots of people set goals for their lives, but very few of them include the goal of "I want to glorify God." However, as Christians, our endeavor should be to glorify God in everything! Our lives should bring honor and glory to His name. And Jesus is our greatest example in this; He went about His daily life, doing His Father's work.
How can we serve God? The Apostle tells us here to live a quiet life. This means to be content, and to not seek the limelight. When the world sees us, do they think of the Lord Jesus Whom we claim to serve? We need to focus on what He has called us to do. He wants us to work diligently with our hands, and to do it with joyfulness and a desire to bring glory to Him. Nevertheless, we must be careful to not let our work become our identity or our idol. When we walk with the Lord according to these directions that the Apostle has given us, we will gain a good reputation; and we have the assurance that we will have what we need!