The seeds that fell among the thorns represent those who hear the message, but all too quickly the message is crowded out by the cares and riches and pleasures of this life. And so they never grow into maturity.
It’s so easy to let business, worry, and the pursuit of happiness choke off your relationship with God. All of these things can cloud our thoughts and remove any chance of hearing God through the clutter. We need to have a quiet time where we can focus solely on Him and listen for His words.