Mark 4:18-19 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.
The devil loves to plant worries in our mind. Give us things we don't need to want to distract us. When we are busy wanting and worrying we are not busy thinking on God's words, God's promises, God's commandments. Psalms 43:10 tells us that if we seek God that we will not lack any good thing. So if we set our mind on God...everything else will be provided for by God. The devil will take every opportunity, every situation he can to get our mind off God!... If making us want doesn't work he will make us worry. God promises to take care of all our needs. God promises to make our lives overflowing with his blessings... God wants to pour out his blessings on us!... Our part, and we always have a part, is to keep our hearts and our minds on God, on God's word, on God commandments. Then God takes care of the rest.
When you find yourself wanting, when you find yourself worrying... have God's word handy. If you have to write a few verses on an index card and keep it in your pocket...or put a reminder in your phone that comes up several times a day with a verse... do what ever it takes to think on God and his promises... don't let the devil choke our the wonderful love of God. When we take time for God, with God... God takes care of us.