We need to love Him for whom He is, and not just what He can get to us.
When we are able to control what is allowed to have input in our lives, we will be better equipped to walk in dominion and authority God has give us, in every situation, as true sons and daughters of God.
Did you know that we can be faithful but not necessarily loyal? The definition of faithfulness is to be “firm in adherence to promises”. It is an act of doing and a fulfilling of obligations. It is a learned response that comes from the head. Faithfulness is good, and it is a gift that God has given each of us (Gal. 5:22-23), and it is important to our growth as Christians.
In our culture, we applaud self-accomplishment, self-fulfillment. We are encouraged to fight for our rights, to get the things we deserve. The truth is that this type of selfishness living is destructive and is contrary to the ways of Biblical love. Even good and noble actions can be done in a selfish way. It is a battle against the flesh. One you can't ignore. If you choose to ignore, you have already picked a side and it is not the winning one!