More often than not, what God does is done despite us, and not because of us. If you don't believe me, read Psalm 106. His people forgot the things He had done, over and over. They made an idol and they complained about His provision, yet he
continued, undeterred, with His plan. From them would come the Messiah and it needed to be done a certain way.
Today, He continues with a purpose; with one end result in mind and that is to secure the Bride of His Anointed, His Son. In spite of us, He will drag us complaining if must be, or bring us along peacefully, to do what He wants done next to fulfill everything He has set out to do.