God does not begin by asking about our ability, but only our availability, and if we then prove our dependability, He will increase our capability!
Neal A. Maxwell, “Its Service, Not Status, That Counts” p. 7
The large attributes, those that cover the most ground, are almost always developed incrementally—by small steps, small decisions, and small initiatives. These attributes and talents we bring with us from the premortal world were most likely developed there in the same way. Yet upon seeing someone with highly developed cardinal attributes, we may respond that “he was born that way”. Whatever the case, so far as mortal life is concerned, it is what we do with these qualities that matters.
Neal A. Maxwell, “If Thou Endure It Well” p. 35