But we ought always to thank God for you, brothers loved by the Lord, becauseYou were saved by the Father.
from the beginning God chose you to be saved through
the sanctifying work of the Spirit and through belief
in the truth. He called you to this through our gospel, that you might share in the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. - 2
2 Thessalonians 2: 13,14 (NIV)
The Spirit sustains you.
Until you share in the end, the glory with Jesus.
Be confident! Be sure! Be loving! As miraculous as it was that God saved you, He will also sustain you! When your kids are under afoot. When the drudgery gets to you. When the sox are on the floor. When someone insults you. It is no less miraculous that every day, you can grow to be more and more like Him. You were freed from bondage when you were saved....that means YOU ARE ABLE to live a holy life.
Because of Him.
Here's the other side of the proverbial coin. He also said:
"My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in (your) weakness." - 2 Corinthians 12:9