But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his natural face in a mirror; for once he has looked at himself and gone away, he has immediately forgotten what kind of person he was. But one who looks intently at the perfect law, the law of liberty, and abides by it, not having become a forgetful hearer but an effectual doer, this man will be blessed in what he does. (James 1:22-25 NASB)
As a Christian, you spend time in God’s Word because of your desire to walk with the Lord. We close our Bibles and think “job well done”; yet, we often fail to put what we read into practice. One of the challenges for me is consistently communicating grace and humility to others. I must see my time in the Bible as an opportunity to find out what action steps I can take to look more like Jesus and less like me; to be a doer of the Word, and not just a hearer.
That I would be aware of places where I am hearing the Word but not applying it.