For those He foreknew He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brothers. Romans 8:29
In this verse, Paul assures his readers that God would accomplish His saving purposes for them. He knew us before we were even born, and He invites us to be with Him in relationship and to be like Him. Becoming more and more like Christ is His goal for His own, a destination eventually. But how does this happen? It happens through the journey.