2011
    The Holy Ghost is supposed to be our constant companion, but I don’t know that I feel the Spirit constantly. Is something wrong with me?
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    “The Holy Ghost is supposed to be our constant companion, but I don’t know that I feel the Spirit constantly. Is something wrong with me?” Liahona, July 2011, 47

    The Holy Ghost is supposed to be our constant companion, but I don’t know that I feel the Spirit constantly. Is something wrong with me?

    If you are worthy but do not feel the Spirit at all times, it may mean that you are still learning to recognize and act on the Comforter’s guidance. Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles explained, “Even as we strive to be faithful and obedient, there simply are times when the direction, assurance, and peace of the Spirit are not readily recognizable in our lives” (“That We May Always Have His Spirit to Be with Us,” Liahona and Ensign, May 2006, 29).

    If you do not know if the Holy Ghost is with you, take a moment to be still and listen. You may feel the Spirit’s influence as a quiet, peaceful reassurance. Try recognizing the still, small voice when you are doing things that invite the Spirit, such as praying, studying the scriptures, or attending sacrament meeting. As you act on promptings and practice listening to the Spirit, your ability to discern those quiet, subtle feelings will improve.

    You must live worthily for the Spirit to be with you (see Mosiah 2:36). If you do not feel the influence of the Spirit in your life, this may be a warning sign that you need to repent and reevaluate your priorities. You can invite the Spirit into your life with sincere repentance, prayer, scripture study, and other uplifting activities.