I believe we are only renewed, according to the Father’s predetermined will… through confession, belief, and understanding that the current mindset that we’re living with isn’t working and needs a change. (see the several previous posts, lol)
He can’t move on our behalf and place us when we don’t align ourselves. In the beginning you don’t realize what you’re aligning yourself with or you stray in wonderment, aligning yourself with devices the enemy has brought up.
It starts with a tug here and a tug there. As we grow in spirit and in truth of who God is, by seeking Him and studying what His word says, we learn those tugs were God’s hands (Holy Spirit) leading our hearts.