Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up with it and choked the plants. Luke 8:7
You can’t hear God when your mind is full of thoughts, worries, fears, and plans, or if you always have the TV on or you are constantly on your phone.
All of these distractions are what Jesus was referring to in Luke 8 as weeds. He says, those weeds grew with the seed and strangled it. If you are always on the go you can’t hear God. Weeds are a sign of neglect. When you neglect your time with God, the weeds start to grow in your life. 1 Kings 19:12 says, when God spoke to Elijah, it wasn’t in a wind or earthquake or fire; it was in a gentle whisper. If you want to hear God’s, you have to be still in His presence.