The Word of God has the power to change lives. The reason why it may seem like we constantly hear with no real changes is because people stop reading and looking at the scriptures that chastise and correct them. We have tried to avoid in our teaching sin consciousness so much that we hardly mention scriptures that address sin.
This attitude has caused weakness. Any life can change and will change if the right scriptures I.e the ones that address what is going on in the person’s life are constantly placed before his eyes. God said we have cast his words behind us and stopped fixing our gaze on it.
To correct character defects, fix your gaze on those uncomfortable scriptures, let them talk to you and penetrate your soul. Don’t try to do them first just behold them in stillness until they move from your heart to your mouth.
Psalm 17:15 “As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.”