Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. James 1: 22
Have you ever known that certain changes need to take place, but you didn't know how to make them? Maybe you even made steps but felt defeated and quickly gave up. Have you ever known that certain changes need to take place in someone else? Have you stood back shaking your head as they struggle for their confessional and functional theology to match up?
We have all probably been on both sides. Some of us hear the word and want to change but we're not really sure what action to take. Some of us know the actions to take, but instead of helping, we watch from afar hoping not to get our hands dirty -- we want others to change without it costing us.
In making disciples of Jesus, we have to be willing to show one another how to do. Find that struggling someone and make a date. Help them apply biblical truth to their lives, teach them their identity in Christ and provide them the accountability they need.
"Faith only becomes faith in the act of obedience." Bonhoeffer