Like an Gift we have to receive it, open it, and make it our own. The Gift of Forgiveness of Sins, Salvation and Eternal Life is there for us, because Jesus Christ purchased it with His blood on the cross. Yet, a person won't get to enjoy these and many other wonderful things like: God's love, mercy, and grace unless they receive God's Gift of Salvation, open it up and make it their own. How is that done?
This is how, these are the steps to take: Hearing, Believing, Repenting, Confessing Jesus is Lord, Being Baptized, and Living the Christian Life.