Romans 8:28-29 ... We know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to His purpose. For whom He did foreknow, He also did predestinate to be conformed to the Image of His Son, that He (the Son) might be the Firstborn among many brethren.
All things work together for them who love God, who are called according to His purpose ... not our purpose. We must make His purpose ours.
"Whom He did foreknow": In other words, He knew who we were when He created us way back when. He foreknew us. When He created our spirit man back in the Beginning, He knew who we were and He predestined us to be just like Jesus.
"He also did predestinate us to be conformed to the Image of His Son." This was God's Plan from the start for every human being.
Reverend Robert W. & Mary C. Butler