In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, in order that we, who were the first to hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory.From this passage I see that Christians are predestined:
1. According to a plan, and
2. For the praise of God's glory.
Predestination is not a reaction; it has a plan and a purpose. That gives me encouragement and comfort.