“(God) who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began,” – 2 Tim. 1:9
It is all from God. He is the cause, not us. He saved us, called us, according to His own purpose and grace – through Jesus in eternity past.
Wow, what a verse. Do we believe it?