The seed that fell among the thorns represents others who hear God’s word, but all too quickly the message is crowded out by the worries of this life, the lure of wealth, and the desire for other things, so no fruit is produced.

Mark 4:18-19 (NLT)

Do not be concerned with the pleasures and desires of the world; they are an obstruction to our being deeply rooted in the Word of God.