"You did not choose Me, but I chose you."
God chose you! Let that sink in...GOD chose you. You may have been turned down by your boss, rejected by your spouse, ignored by your parents, looked over by your friends, or refused by your children; but you can rest int eh loving arms of God.
If you are a believer, you are one of the elect. Election means simply to choose. It designates the glorious fact that God chooses us, so our confidence rests not in our faithfulness but in His.