The decision to abide in the Spirit of our true predestined essence (Love) is that alone which can bring real life, peace and joy to us.
In this way, "God works for good for those who love Him". And, the good works that God does in those who choose to abide in Him are the predestined consequences of our acceptance of His Life as Love in us.
The fact of our predestined essence as Love gives meaning to the phrase, "those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son". God's foreknowledge of each and every individual being is based upon our original, created essence and its destiny and freedom as Love!