There is the general call (everyone is called to repent) and there is the effectual call (only some repent)
Matthew 22:14 – many are called, but few are chosen.
Romans 10:13-14 – 13 All those who shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. 14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?
In Romans 10:13, no one is able (for they are dead/in darkness) to EFFECTUALLY call upon the Lord without the Lord’s saving grace (there’s no other grace that is involved in salvation). So, if one is “called” – in the effectual sense, then one will (without fail) call on the Lord AND be saved, as it says in Romans 10:13.
Most will protest : “what about my free will?” If one means that one should not be forced to repent, this, of course, is correct. Everyone is free to do what they desire. The issue is that – as the Bible says – no one desires to believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, because they are dead in sin, love of self (Ephesians 2:1-10). So, salvation is of the Lord (Jonah 2:9); ALL of the Lord. See Charles Spurgeon’s “Salvation is of the Lord.”
In other words, a believer is born of God, and not of a cooperation between the will of man and the will of God.
As many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: 13 Which were born, not of blood, NOR OF THE WILL OF THE FLESH, nor of the will of man, but of God.
No, the “will of the flesh” does not mean the husband’s wedding furniture.