This is only part of the verse, but it is the part of the verse I want to focus on. I don't want us to miss this. The only part of this you can actually do is to "go."
So, ask, have you gone? Have you gone where God has told you go? Are you in the place God has told you to be?
So, let's say you are. You are where God has sent you. Then, the next part is bear fruit. But the problem is a branch can't bear fruit on its own. It can't say, "Fruit, come on out. Fruit, start developing."
The branch has to just have the right conditions for the fruit to develop. What are the right conditions? It must be plugged into the tree. It's connection must be total. Then, it will be able to get the nourishment it needs from the root system. And also it needs the sunshine. It needs to be out there somehow.
The last part -- "your fruit should remain" is interesting. How can our fruit remain? Why wouldn't it remain? We can destroy the fruit God grows in us if we don't live for Him. God has placed us in Him in the perfect spot for Him and His kingdom purposes. Live and thrive and flourish where He has put you. Use every opportunity to shine for Him. Love, live intentionally, know why you are choosing what you are choosing. Put Him first, His purposes first.
Die to self. Put yourself aside. Get past yourself. Take no thought of yourself and just live for Him.