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February 28, 2020 – When we don’t feel like it

“This feeling comes as we feel the Holy Ghost witnessing to us that we are children of our Heavenly Father, He is mindful of us, and we are on the right path. Our love for the gospel grows as we experience the love of our Father in Heaven and the peace promised by the Savior as we show Him we are willing to obey and follow Him.

At different times in our lives, whether we are new converts to the Church or lifelong members, we may find that this vibrant enthusiasm has faded. Sometimes this happens when times are challenging and we must practice patience. Sometimes it happens at the peak of our prosperity and abundance. Whenever I have this feeling, I know I need to refocus my efforts on increasing my gospel knowledge and living gospel principles more fully in my life.”

  1. Sister Ann M. Dibb, “I Know It. I Live It. I Love It”, General Conference, October 2012

It can be difficult to find motivation to always live the gospel. At times, it’s hard to do. It’s easier to do just want we want. It’s in those exact moments, when we don’t feel like it, that the adversary is exacting his influence and we’re letting him. Those are the moments that we need to hit our knees and ask for help. So that the Lord can give us the needed motivation to keep going.

We can’t give in because influences tell us we’re doing it all wrong, or because we go one way while society goes another. All we can do is focus on ourselves and our families. We love all of God’s children and we help where we can, and ultimately our example will do more than anything else. And, we can’t live the gospel without Christ by our side carrying the yoke with us.


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