- Marianne Williamson (A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of a Course of Miracles)
God did not give us gifts to stifle in self-righteous humility or unreasonable insecurity. Gifts are meant to be opened and used. Imagine if you took special care to make a meaningful gift for someone, and he or she opened it, thanked you, and put the gift back in the box and never touched it again. How would that make you feel? God wants us to unwrap his gifts and use them completely to their fullest potential. We shouldn't be afraid to express our hearts and the gifts God has given us unreservedly. The more open you are, the more you reveal your world to others, and the more you utilize your talents for their sake, the more impact you can have on their lives. They will subconsciously find themselves unreserved and reassured.