I do want to hear your perspective if it differs.
I believe that Saving Grace is given by God in a limited fashion. It is limited only by our acceptance and ongoing faith in Christ Jesus. This limitation I can also integrate into other scripture.
And I do not believe that I can ignore that God does choose certain individuals to carry out His plan. Abraham, Jacob, Gideon, Paul, His disciples, etc were all given a dispensation or an administration from God for His purpose as the sovereign God. Esau and Pharaoh were also used for God’s purpose, as apparently are all that He puts in Leadership within Nations. I also believe that He chooses pastors for given churches, and missionaries for given mission fields. I believe that He chooses those who hear Him and believe Him when He calls.
I believe, that scripture will support that whither or not a good leader is chosen by Him is largely determined by the condition of the people under them at the time of the choosing of that leader.
Rejoice, young man, during your childhood, and let your heart be pleasant during the days of young manhood. And follow the impulses of your heart and the desires of your eyes. Yet know that God will bring you to judgment for all these things.
Ecclesiastes 11:9 NASB
Delight yourself in the Lord; And He will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord, Trust also in Him, and He will do it.
Psalm 37:4-5 NASB
Israel was given Evil Kings when they were living an evil lifestyle, this Nation in which we live is going after evil and our leaders have been anything but righteous. Our laws are being liberalized as the people cry out for the legalization of sin. I do not believe that that is God’s perfect will, but I do believe that it is within His permissive will and thus He as the omnipotent God has incorporated and prophesied that these things will happen in the world in the last days. And thus as the people of the world grow more and more vile He tells us that His Spirit will not always strive with them.
Then the Lord said, “ My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, because he also is flesh; nevertheless his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.”
Genesis 6:3 NASB
But according to what He tells us here, even man who remain evil and do not repent will be given the opportunity in years to live under His grace. The rain falls upon the good and the wicked alike. His creation shows forth His handy work.
For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse. For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
But as their evil continues to grow worse in the latter days God will finally give them over to a reprobate mind.
and with all the deception of wickedness for those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved. For this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence so that they will believe what is false, in order that they all may be judged who did not believe the truth, but took pleasure in wickedness.
2 Thessalonians 2:10-12 NASB
In the latter days Scripture teaches that there will be a false christ, men who are not believers will be turned over to this deluding influence and they will accept Him.
This is a thumbnail of how I see God’s grace and Sovereignty at work in this world. God gives Grace to all men allowing them the freedom to believe, but only Saving Grace to those who do believe having heard His call. This is I think the world view of a believer who also believes in free will.