(Proverbs 2:2 KJV) So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding;
This verse is an answer, not a question. The preceding verse inquires about our goal. Do we want to know what God is saying? Do we want to be able to recall important truths in times of cross examination? Do we want to be able to demonstrate righteousness in times of sordid crassness? Do we want to know peace in times of conflict?
The answer is, act like it. If I am training to be a swimmer I need to get in the water. I need to schedule my day so that there will be time to get wet. Other things must fit around it. I must plan my day based on my priorities. We must make choices.
In the same way we need to decide to pay attention to what God is trying to say to us. It doesn’t do any good to have an answering machine if we never check the messages. It doesn’t do any good to check the messages if we don’t respond.
So? Want more of Jesus? Then pay attention and lean in the right direction. You never fall forward when you are leaning backwards.