And do not be conformed to this world [any longer with its superficial values and customs], but be transformed and progressively changed [as you mature spiritually] by the renewing of your mind [focusing on godly values and ethical attitudes], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His plan and purpose for you]. (Romans 12:2, AMP)
When we decide to take Romans 12:1 serious and become Instruments of Worship, then we can follow Romans 12:2 fairly easily. When we learn to offer our bodies as living sacrifices to God, wholly devoted to His purpose… then we find ourselves less and less conforming to this world. We start to look a little different. Our hearts long for God and His purpose. We start to see the world a little differently and somehow it doesn’t ensnare us quite as easily.
As our love for God increases, our love for this world should decrease.