We are too busy “telling people” to hear. I often hear people tell about a sermon they’ve heard or quote a Bible verse in that preachy “people ought to know better, they gonna be sorry attitude/voice.” I’ve even done it myself.
I heard a sermon once where the preacher said that’s the devil getting us distracted so we miss what’s really for us.
Matthew 7:5 “Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.”
But I think the biggest problem is pride. What would happen if we got rid of that pride and came before God with a humble heart? What if we were really thankful for all He has done for us? Our hearts would change, our lives would change, our world would change.