The gift of repentance is the gift of God through Christ. By God’s love manifested upon the cross and pleading of his Spirit, he pursues believer’s repentance.
“And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.” (John 12:32)
Christ came to manifest the love of God to the world and draw the hearts of all humans to Himself. The first step towards salvation is to respond to the drawing of Christ’s love.
If you respond to His drawing and yield your hearts to His grace, God will lead you step by step to the full knowledge of Himself – and this is life eternal.