We all begin life with innocence not yet touched by the world around us. The life we live molds us and forms us into the person we become. God promises to give each of us the opportunity to know him at some point in our lives. How we chose to use this information is up to us. We can choose to ignore His offer of salvation or be can embrace it.
God will put adversities in your life that can both drive you away from Him or bring Him closer to you. God gives you the choice of how you handle yourself in moments of crisis and joy.