The Lord's desire is that all people would come to repentance. That's always been His desire as He has sought to have a relationship with man. It was for this reason that God was slow at finally dealing with the sins of Israel. He wanted them to turn around and to come back to Him. But the opportunity for change wasn't open-ended. There came a point when they had gone too far and God sent them into captivity as a sort of last ditch effort. If you find yourself running from God, all I want to say is that He will wait for a while, but no one know when the hourglass runs out of sand. He's not going to wait forever. I had a friend in middle school who said he would live his life, have fun, and then turn to God at age 60 or so. That sounds nice, but age 60 isn't a guarantee. All you have is today, right now, this minute. How long will you run? You never know when the time will be up.