Matthew 13:22, NIV: The one who received the seed that fell among the thorns is the man who hears the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke it, making it unfruitful.

Distracted by this life I lead. Burdens carried all the way. Forgetting there is so much more, in store for us to see each day. Sometimes I wonder what it will take to shake us out of the zombie like daze we stammer in throughout this life. So many of us, so many times, walk around with eyes on everything but Jesus. The “worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke” the word in us; “making it unfruitful.” When will we see this life is fleeting? When will we learn to let go of the things that are so terribly defeating, and cling to God in perfect love? We say that Heaven will be a place so glorious that it will overshadow the greatest of delights of this life. If we so believe, then why can’t we see that the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand? We do not need to wait to experience eternal joy. We simply need to take our Jesus by the hand; making Him the true and absolute first pursuit of our lives. I can with all assuredness say to you that nothing in this life—the worries or riches—will ever be so big, or important.