Deep within the human spirit is a desire, and a capability, to do wonderful things. Because we were made in the image of God, we inherited from him the desire to create, to accomplish, to make things happen. But God wouldn’t give us these desires without the means to carry them out. These “means” are called abilities, or talents. They are the gifts God has given us to help us accomplish great things for him, and to help us enjoy life. How we use or misuse these abilities ultimately determines our quality of life—quality being defined not as comfort or the accumulation of things, but in terms of character, joy, and lasting satisfaction. Our goal is to first discover our abilities, then exercise them, and finally channel them toward good and not evil.