We as Christians often talk about doing things for God as being "led by the Spirit." Our sanctification is viewed as God's work in us (Phi. 2:13). If we view our accomplishments for God ultimately as God's effectual work in us through the moving of the Holy Spirit, why is it that some cannot view conversion (a work of the Holy Spirit) as an effectual work of God as well? Could we not view (as seems plain in various Scriptures) our entire relationship with God--regeneration, conviction, conversion, justification, sanctification--as ultimately an effectual work of God? Why is it that some are more than willing to "give God the credit" for sanctification, but insist on essentially taking the credit for their own initial conversion? Romans 8:28-34 seems to explain that the whole package--everything that we do for God--is ultimately God's effectual work.