If you’ve ever felt like you have nothing to offer God, then this doctrine is very good news. If you’ve ever thought that there is nothing in you that makes you more acceptable to God then your unbelieving neighbors, this doctrine says that you are right and that it’s all a part of the plan.
God does not elect based on foreseen faith. He doesn’t elect because some people have lots of potential. He didn’t pick you thinking you’d “do great things for the Kingdom.” You’d probably be a fantastic disappointment. God’s reasons for election are hidden from us now, but we know that His decisions glorify Him.
You weren’t picked because of anything you have done or anything you will do. You were picked because God decided to glorify Himself by saving you. Not even you and I can screw that up—hard as we may try sometimes.