Receiving God's Word takes place when He sees you positioned to receive it and Mark, in Mark 4:24-25 (KJV), refers to it as an ability to hear, an ability that God measures to you:
24. And he said unto them, Take heed what ye hear: with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you: and unto you that hear shall more be given.
25. For he that hath, to him shall be given: and he that hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he hath.
Do you agree that taking away from he that hath not is fair and equitable?
God is fair and taking understanding away from he that hath not is equitable. God reasons that you including yourself with he that hath shows you to be a person who tries, a person who is interested in learning more about fitting into God's plan. And it stands to reason that not being interested lowers you to those that hath not, the ones that God takes away the little that they have.
Finding yourself included in the "he that hath" crowd means that God is going to be giving you more. His joining you assures you that your ability to hear will improve which results in an increased measure of Receiving God's Word for you.
Testing your measure of Receiving God's Word begins in 1 Thessalonians 4:17 (KJV) where you are required to interpret Paul's use of the words air and clouds. Never having mastered the Greek language, air and clouds are simply Greek colloquialisms that Paul uses to make his point and some have a name for this process..."Street Greek":
Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
"Air" a colloquialized word leads many to believe that you and everyone alive when Christ returns will be meeting Christ in the air. You are about to learn that air does not quite describe what Paul is addressing because when Christ returns you are not going anywhere; He is coming here!
Knowing that his first letter, 1st Thessalonians above, may be leading you astray, Paul, in 2 Thessalonians 2:2 (KJV) sends this warning:
That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
Nor by word, nor by letter as from us is both a warning and an apology; Paul is telling you not to be troubled or shaken in mind by colloquialisms such as "air" the word he uses to describe the spiritual breath of life when translating from the Greek Manuscripts. Your Strong's Concordance shows that word to be "aemi":