So, do you think you need to do something to make yourself ready for God? Do you think you need to make a decision for Jesus? Do you want to taut the powers of the free will of man, or talk about how you need to really give your assent to Jesus before anything works?
"Such is the confidence that we have through Christ toward God. Not that we are sufficient in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency is from God, who has made us competent to be ministers of a new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit. For the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life." - 2 Corinthians 3:4-6
Yeah. Um, about that - St. Paul basically says here that you are nuts. I mean, shoot, it's even God who makes Paul competent.
If you think you are the one who is making yourself competent... chances are you are actually incompetent.