With every gift comes a responsibility. When we understand the responsibility, we can begin to hone the gift for its specific purpose. When we hone the gift the power arrives. When the power arrives the world begins to change.
If we never discern the responsibility given with a certain gift, the gift will turn on the host. Intellect will turn to arrogance. Empathy will become debilitating. There will be confusion, and not clarity.
Know your gifts, find their purpose, get to work, and wait for the power to arrive.