The seed which fell among the thorns, these are the ones who have heard, and as they go on their way they are choked with worries and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to maturity. Luke 8:14 NASB
A true Believer needs to manage the desires of this world with the desires of the Spirit. This is something that needs attention, because the consequences of allowing the desires of the world to take over are the Word of God being choked out and a life that doesn’t produce fruit.
Unfortunately, many do get choked out. The desires of this life, riches, pleasure and even worry, speak louder if the Believer isn’t grounded in their faith.
The test is, where do you spend your time and are you producing fruit that honors God? If those items are hard to place, then you need to realign yourself to the things of God!
Your faith in Jesus should be the most important thing to you. Everything else should be a far second!
It takes purpose and spiritual effort to keep yourself in His presence. It means turning off the TV, social media and everything else that distracts. But it is worth it!
The show you binged last week means nothing in eternity. But what you do for the Lord pays off big time in His Kingdom.
Don’t let this world choke out what God wants to do in and through you! Draw near to Him and you won’t be disappointed!
Father, help me to always remember that nothing else compares to You.