"So the Lord must wait for you to come to him so he can show you his love and compassion. For the Lord is a faithful God. Blessed are those who wait for his help."
Isaiah 30:18 NLT
As the context around this passage of scripture makes clear.... we are naturally rebellious. We don't like being instructed. We don't need it. Again, we live in the land of plenty.
As a result of our pridefulness, and God's patient, loving-kindness, He will not push a relationship on us. He wants us to want Him.