3 And this is the manner after which they were ordained–being called and prepared from the foundation of the world according to the foreknowledge of God, on account of their exceeding faith and good works; in the first place being left to choose good or evil; therefore they having chosen good, and exercising exceedingly great faith, are called with a holy calling, yea, with that holy calling which was prepared with, and according to, a preparatory redemption for such.
Foreordination is like any other blessing—it is a conditional bestowal subject to our faithfulness. Prophecies foreshadow events without determining the outcome, because of a divine foreseeing of outcomes. So foreordination is a conditional bestowal of a role, a responsibility, or a blessing which, likewise, foresees but does not fix the outcome (“A More Determined Discipleship,” BYU Speeches, 10 October 1978).
Today, I will remember that my righteous decisions may qualify me to fulfill responsibilities which my Father in Heaven gave me before I was born. Even though He may have known that I would successfully fulfill those assignments, my ability to do so depends upon the choices I make here and now.