Do you remember the fear of a missed assignment? The kind that would cause you to pass or fail the class? I do and always sweated everyone. If I waited too long it seemed useless to try as the teacher wouldn't accept a late paper. But, If I failed to turn it in I was certain to fail. In Jeremiah 18 we read: Return now every one from his evil way, and make your ways and your doings good.” ’ ” And they said, “That is hopeless! So we will walk according to our own plans, and we will every one obey the dictates of his evil heart.” (Jeremiah 18:11a-12 NKJV)
Those committed to evil didn't see hope in repentance and doing good so they decided that they would continue on their path of destruction. When you have staked out a hopeless path it seems inevitable that you must continue that path even though the warning signs of "roads end" or "cliff ahead" or "bridge out" keep reminding you of your doomed course.
When you realize you're barreling down the road to destruction; stop, turn around and go the other way. Return from your evil way and make your way back to good. God will accept your repentance right up until you breath your last breath, but don't wait until then. Turn now and let God heal you and free you from evil. If you stay the course of evil you will be cast into judgments fire. If you turn from evil and call upon the Lord, you will be crowned with life.