The things of this world are so enticing and presented in such a way, that it is forcing itself in many lives. Satan is out to keep everyone busy with things that really don't matter, nor have longlasting value.
So easily one can be sidetracked by issues which hinder their walk with God, or even are in the way of entering the Kingdom of God.
Jesus says: I am the door: by Me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. John 10:9
You need to enter the correct door in order to be saved and to come into the Kingdom of God.
If you tried to come to God through anything else, you have not yet received Christ as Savior, Lord and Master.
Even if you know about Jesus Christ and the Scripture, you are not saved unless you have accepted His Sacrifice for your sins and surrendered your life unto Him.
You cannot call upon God outside of Jesus Christ, because you need first to be cleansed by the Blood of Jesus from all unrighteousness. You may even think of yourself as a Christian, while you may not be one.
My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of My hand. John 10:27,28
You may say that you know all this and believe it. But this is still not enough, until you act upon this knowledge and walk in obedience to what you believe and know, according to God's word.
Perhaps you think you're okay, but according to the Scripture one will not enter the Kingdom of God without a concrete commitment to Jesus, the Christ.
You must be redeemed from sin, evil and the powers of satan; entering through the Door, if you want to communicate with the Father.
No man cometh unto the Father, but by Me (Jesus). John 14:6b
A born-again follower of Christ acts according to God's word and obeys His will. God's will for your life may be found in the New Testament; the Time of Grace.
Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 1 John 2:15
One cannot serve God and the "flesh" at the same time. The pleasures of this world are but temporal, which will keep your soul and mind busy. It will sidetrack you from the most important issue; walking pleasing unto God Almighty.
Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
How pleasurable the things of this world may be, they are short lived. Where will you be after this life?
I am not suggesting to avoid clean pleasure, but rather not seeking worldly pleasure. Don't allow anything to take away your dedication to Jesus Christ; your holiness; commitment and your surrendered life to God.
But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them. 2 Timothy 3:14
May you allow God to lead and guide you in all truth, I pray.