When Oliver was transcribing the Book of Mormon as Joseph Smith translated, he had a desire to translate, as well. The Lord called this a righteous desire, and He gave Oliver the gift of translation. But when Oliver didn’t use this gift, it was rescinded. The Lord explained, “It was expedient when you commenced; but you feared, and the time is past, and it is not expedient now." Sometimes in our own lives, we fear and miss opportunities. But through the atonement of Jesus Christ, we can continue to improve and progress.