"And see that all these things are done in wisdom and order; for it is not requisite that a man should run faster than he has strength. And again, it is expedient that he should be diligent, that thereby he might win the prize; therefore, all things must be done in order" (Mosiah 4:27).But . . . Just like Joseph Campbell's saying "Follow your bliss", (which he later lamented should have been "follow your blisters"), this could be misconstrued to excuse selfishness and justify lukewarmness in the laws of sacrifice and consecration.
I remembered what Jesus taught at the Sermon on the Mount about inputs and outputs:
A bucket is really only as good as its contents. What you fill it with is just as important as how full it is; contents matter just as much as volume.11 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?...
How can you give your somone bread if you fill up with stones? How can you give them fish if you fill up with serpents? Grapes if filled up with thorns? Figs if filled up with thistles? Good fruit if filled off a corrupt tree?
You can't give something from your bucket that you didn't fill it up with. . .