Often a great deal of effort can be put into something without yielding any visible result. Dreams that are in the heart, plans that are in the mind, never come to fruition — not due to lack of desire, but rather through the wanting of skill or knowledge to make it so. Tears flow over failures, regrets rise from shortcomings.
But Christ knows the heart and our true desires, and Christ sees what we had planned on his behalf. So, though it failed, or came up short of the end which we sought, Christ accepts the work we do and the plans we make and credits them to us.