Since the beginning of time, God has chosen the unlikely to do the unimaginable.
But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him. It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption. Therefore, as it is written: “Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord.” – 1 Corinthians 1:28-31
Fear-of-God is a school in skilled living — First you experience humility, then you experience glory. Proverbs 15:33
Either we will humble our lives before him and surrender, or God himself will humble us.