It's not about the works as much as it is about the LOVE relationship to the Lord. If you are a busy-bee, yet your heart is not truly in love with the Lord, you may be just going through the motions. Check your heart!
Revelation 2:2-4 / "2 I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars:
3 And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name's sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted.
4 Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love."
Jesus spoke to the church of Ephesus and told them that they were doing a good job in their WORKS department, but they had forgotten about the FIRST LOVE - their walk was based around a desire to do works without being based in LOVE. As sad as this may sound, this is a type of idolatry (worshipping the works).
Jesus is interested in your HEART, my friend. He wants an intimate relationship with you FIRST. Once that groundwork is established, the works will naturally bubble out of your heart, as you will have allowed Christ to etch His nature in your heart much like a lover etches the two names in a tree.