Today, right at this moment my God is introducing Himself to you through me.
I AM THE CREATOR OF ALL THINGS, AND I SENT MY SON TO SAVE YOUR SIN WHOSE EVER BELIEVES IN HIM SHALL BE SAVED.
now you have all the freedom in the universe to choose.
What do you say?
I say, "I've heard this before." And I *did* choose god. In fact, I seriously contemplated priesthood as a late teen. But god failed to keep up his end of the bargain; he wasn't strong enough to keep the insidious evil called "education" from my paltry brain. I learned stuff--mainly history and how religions of all type are more of a blight on the world than a help--and thought for myself, and very gradualy fell away from Roman Catholicism, then Christianity, then theism altogether.
So, here's one example of someone who did, in fact, choose to have a relationship with god. But he wasn't present enough to maintain it.
My best guess is because he wasn't (isn't) present at all.