1Jn 2:15-17 Do not love the world nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world. The world is passing away, and also its lusts; but the one who does the will of God lives forever. (nasb)
Being a believer and living in this world can be very difficult. We are faced with temptations, lusts of the flesh, and opportunities to partake in sin around every corner. We are called to not love the things of the world but to do the will of the Father.
In order for us to do the will of the Father we first need to understand what that means. Finding God's will for our life can be a challenge if we are looking for things to do rather than just being in Christ and allowing the spirit of God to guide us in this. The first step to understanding God's will in our life is to not love the things of the world. When we spend our time watching television, going to movies, acquiring or foolishly spending money, and other things that tempt us and take our time away from God, we are showing that we love the things of the world rather than the things of God.
This scripture reference tells us that when we give in to the things of the world rather than spend time with Christ and doing the things He leads us to do we are showing that the Love of the Father is not in us. The things of the world are decaying and will one day be gone. The love of the Father is everlasting and when we accept Him we are a new creature and the things of the world must pass away in our lives.
Do not love the things of the world but love the things of God. This is how you accomplish His will. Love God, love people, and serve those who have a need.