In love, He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself... (Ephesians 1:5)
I will never fully understand or be able to adequately explain the doctrine of election-- the truth that I didn't choose God. Rather, He chose me and, in His amazing grace, mercy, and love, adopted me as His child! But it is true and I will be eternally grateful for the kind intention of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace which He freely bestowed on us in the beloved. (Ephesians 1:5, 6)
Was I wise enough to seek for God's forgiveness of sins and His salvation through faith in Jesus Christ? No; There is none who understands, there is none who seeks for God. (Romans 3:11) Did I deserve His forgiveness and salvation because I am more righteous and religious than others? No; As it is written, there is none righteous, not even one. (Romans 3:10) Maybe God saw that I was basically a "good" person. No; There is none who does good, there is not even one. (Romans 3:12)
At least I was wise enough to trust Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior when I did hear His gospel message. No, even the faith that I have is a gift from Him; For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God. (Ephesians 2:8)
The mystery of the doctrine of election is profound and simply causes me to humbly cry out as the Apostle Paul wrote; Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him. (Ephesians 1:3-4) Yes... to Him be the glory! Amen and Maranatha!