Mark 4:18 And these are they which are sown among thorns; such as hear the word, 19 And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful.
The work of God and His Word can be choked in our hearts and lives. If we aren’t careful we will get to caught up in this world. Money, comfort, position, prestige, etc will begin to get our attention. We will want that so much that we do not honor God.
We will want this world so much that we are not interested in the other world. For God’s Word to have its proper affect in our hearts it must be mixed with faith. We must believe God. We must believe His Word.
Would you honestly accept that you are allowing this world to cloud out the next? Would you admit that you have focused on the wrong part of your life?
You can’t love God and things. You must choose. That is hard. Everything in you wants to love this world but God will simply not accept that. I challenge you to seek first His kingdom and let Him do the rest in you!