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5 Blessings of the Holy Ghost

Learn five ways the Spirit can help you in your spiritual and academic goals

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Have you ever felt peace during or after a trial? Or received a surprise answer to a question you’ve had? The Holy Ghost can bring you comfort, peace, and strength to help you overcome hardships. Here are just five of the many ways the Spirit can help you.

1. The Holy Ghost can inspire you

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As we follow the promptings of the Holy Ghost, we will find greater fulfillment in our lives.
The Holy Ghost can “enlighten [your] mind” 1 with answers and promptings. Not sure of what career path to choose? Need help remembering what you studied for a test? The Holy Ghost can guide you!The Lord promises that as you work to learn and understand as much as you can about the questions you have, the Holy Ghost will help inspire you. 2

2. The Holy Ghost will lead you to the Savior

As a member of the Godhead, the Holy Ghost testifies of truth and will help you become closer to God and Jesus Christ. When you make righteous choices that invite the Spirit into your life, you will also grow closer to the Savior. Having the Savior as your partner in your education will bring you strength and success, and you’ll also show Him your gratitude for the many blessings He offers you.

3. The Holy Ghost can help you receive personal revelation

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Developing daily habits of prayer and scripture study will strengthen your ability to hear the Spirit.
The Spirit teaches us through personal revelation or promptings. 3
See Guide to the Scriptures, “Discernment, Gift of,”
President Russell M. Nelson promised that “as you continue to be obedient, expressing gratitude for every blessing the Lord gives you, and as you patiently honor the Lord’s timetable, you will be given the knowledge and understanding you seek. Every blessing the Lord has for you—even miracles will follow. That is what personal revelation will do for you.” 4
Russell M. Nelson, “Revelation for the Church, Revelation for Our Lives,” Ensign or Liahona, May 2018, 95–96

The more you listen to and follow promptings, the easier it will be for you to recognize the still, small voice of the Spirit.

4. The Holy Ghost can give you comfort and peace

During challenging times, the Holy Ghost can offer comfort and give strength. President Henry B. Eyring said, “The Spirit will speak peace to your soul. He will urge you forward in faith. And He will bring back the memory of those times when you felt the light and the love of Jesus Christ.” 5
Henry B. Eyring, “My Peace I Leave with You,” Ensign or Liahona, May 2017, 16

As you invite the Spirit into your life, He can become a constant friend who stays by your side and brings you peace.

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Before studying, try praying to be able to focus and remember what you read.

5. The Holy Ghost can motivate you

The Spirit can inspire you to accomplish your goals and dreams. When your motivation dwindles, the Holy Ghost can remind you of your passions and so you can accomplish your educational goals. The Holy Ghost “shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance.” 6

This reminder can spark greater motivation when you know Heavenly Father wants to teach you all things and that your education has an important purpose.

A lifelong blessing

Having the Holy Ghost can help you in every aspect of your life. This is why President Nelson said, "I plead with you to increase your spiritual capacity to receive revelation." 7
Russell M. Nelson, “Revelation for the Church, Revelation for Our Lives,” Ensign or Liahona, May 2018, 95–96
As you live worthy to have the Holy Ghost as a constant companion, you will gain strength, motivation, and inspiration to accomplish everything you need to throughout your educational journey.

In what ways has the Holy Ghost blessed you in your education? Share below!