The reality test on whether or not we love God's children is this: Do we love God? Do we keep his commands?
The proof that we love God comes when we keep his commandments and they are not at all troublesome.
Every God-begotten person conquers the world's ways. The conquering power that brings the world to its knees is our faith.
The person who wins out over the world's ways is simply the one who believes Jesus is the Son of God.