Jesus says he is the vine, we are the branches. In order for us to have a lasting impact on our world, He says we need to remain in him and allow his words to remain in us. Jesus says he chose us to bear fruit that will last.
Romans 12:6 and 1Corinthians 12:11
Paul says we all have little pieces of God's grace that he has given to us in the form of spiritual gifts and abilities. Paul tells us we need to use those gifts.
Peter tells us we must use our gifts and serve in the strength God gives us.