You still have a choice in the matter.That's not what you did though. At least not as a first step. You just asked God and got a response, without which you would not have been able to do what you here recommend. Yet we don't get that response, so we're unable to follow your above suggestion.
Arguing your ineptitude isn't helping you.
I did in fact turn to God from my sin.
I asked him if he was real and if Jesus was real and the gospel was true.
Once he answered, I placed my trust in Jesus.