If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. (Col 3:1-3)
The following graphic and Adobe Acrobat link below the image illustrate the path which one walks to salvation in which, if one ultimately believes, the LORD God will, of His own volition, elect them to salvation by bestowing grace upon them in Christ Jesus.
Even after salvation, repentance is still necessary as we are not freed from this flesh and all its wickedness. We are reminded that we are to continually grow in Christ, else we are subject to lose the ability to repent, and will then be set on a shelf, totally unused of the LORD.