Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,
2 Timothy 1:9
God has saved us by sending His only begotten Son to die for us and raising Him from the dead. God is the One Who has called us and we not ourselves. Not according to what we did, but according to His purpose and plan.