36 “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?”
37 Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”
There is therefore now no condemnation to them who are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. Romans 8:1 KJV
John 15:18-21 NKJV
18 “If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you. 19 If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. 20 Remember the word that I said to you, ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you. If they kept My word, they will keep yours also. 21 But all these things they will do to you for My name’s sake, because they do not know Him who sent Me.
Jesus through The Holy Spirit of God is able to help us overcome the temptation of not loving God or people whenever we feel to do so. Because when we are in Jesus, He will give us that new nature that will give us desires to want to love God and people, and not desiring to sin anymore. But we have to yield to The Holy Spirit of God’s help when He offers to help, because He will not force us.
Thank to God for His grace, there is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. Meaning when you are in Jesus, and live godly, with the help of The Holy Spirit, you will automatically be able to heed to His instructions and guidance, and do the things of the Spirit like walking in love, live by faith, and et cetera.
When we decide to live godly we have to keep in mind that those who live godly do suffer persecution. Most of the time some of the people God has placed in your life and assigned you to love, and also He could show His love or reveal Himself to them through you, are the same people sometimes will be used by satan, the enemy of God, to persecute you. That’s why Jesus said in this world we will be persecuted, but be of good cheer, He have overcome them all. Because He overcame all the persecutions in His life here on earth, He will also help us overcoming them. Either by helping us forgive those who has wronged us by removing the grudges in our hearts, or by strengthen our faith in God; whatever how He will choose to help us overcome our persecutions so that we may persevere with what God has called us to do.
Even when it comes to the rest of tasks God assigns us daily, weekly, yearly, or our lifetime, to bring His purposes to pass in our lives; most of the time do come with many obstacles. And you must know that when we say yes to God for Him to use us we need to prepare to go through some kind of discouragement, resistance, suffering, or pain. Even Jesus pleaded to God The Father three times, at the garden of the gethsemane, when He asked Him three times if He is willing to take the cup away from Him, but not His will but The Father Will be done. By carrying on with the plans, Jesus taught us that for God to use us, it demands faith, obedience, and sacrifice in denying our self wills. And He also showed us that He loves God The Father and He also loves us.
I think it will be impossible to do like what Jesus did for us, if we do not love God and people. And two ways we can show we love God are through faith by trusting and through action by obeying Him and His Word. And two ways can motivate us to love our neighbors are by surrendering it all to God and trust all things will work out.
Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen.1 John 4:20 NIV
No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, Who loved us. Romans 8:37 NLT
And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him. Hebrews 11:6 NIV