Often I have gone through the motions of a Bible study and finished the task and have not learned anything new about my Lord. Some of that is normal when I am learning the process. But if it continues, then I have either lost sight of why or I am engaging in the process for the wrong reasons.
Finishing a study is not about completing all of the steps. One of my friends asked a student at a school in Texas when he was finished with a study. He responded that he was finished when he saw the glory of Christ in the passage. He had it right.
We engage in study not to finish but to see Christ.