You must use all the talents awarded to you, in a prayerful and humble mood. Until then, you have no right to seek the help of the Lord, His intervention. When the anguish of a devotee's heart is expressed as a cry or a groan or a sigh, the Lord is as far only as that sound could reach; He rushes to the rescue. His ear is always on the alert to listen to the cry of His children.
(From : Sai Veda, The Word of God, sayings of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba)