The apostle Peter was writing to Christians who were scattered in various provinces and regions. In his first epistle he makes it clear that we are to live holy lives that please God. Part of this is doing what is good rather than what is evil.
Several times in Scripture, we are commanded to love. We are commanded to love God with all of our heart, soul, mind, and strength (Luke 10:27), as well as to love our neighbor as ourselves (Matthew 19:19).
We must make a conscious choice to love God. Each and every day, we must wake up and give Him our best. It doesn't matter if it is a good day or a bad day. We have to choose to love God throughout every situation in life.
The same goes for loving our neighbors. When we love our neighbors, we seek only the best for them. We do not wish them any harm. We only try to do good for them. Sometimes, however, our neighbors will get upset at us for this. When this happens, we should not be upset. Rather, we must remember that God has an amazing ability to turn every situation around for His glory! We have no reason to worry.
We can be confident that, if we suffer for following Christ, God will receive the glory. He does not let His servants suffer in vain. In fact, He seeks only our best in everything. Even in our suffering we can be confident that God is in control.