What is free will?
Free will is the ability to choose between different possible courses of action unimpeded.
In order for free will to be a choice, there has to be no control. If someone is controlling or imposing over free will, then it is not free will.
Love is an action of free will. If someone loves you is out of free will. But if it is coerce, then ceases to be free will. Therefore, ceases to be love.In this terms, God is giving each free agent the power of free will. Some have refused God. But God is always open to those who refused Him. He is not going to coerce over tbe free agent but lovingly wait with open arms to the free agent. Just like a loving father would wait for a son’s return.
Always keep in mind there is a multitude of false paths or choices and only one truthful path or choice to truth.
Free Will (Sirach 15)
11 Don’t blame the Lord for your sin; the Lord does not cause what he hates.12 Don’t claim that he has misled you; he doesn’t need the help of sinners to accomplish his purposes. 13 The Lord hates evil in all its forms, and those who fear the Lord find nothing attractive in evil. 14 When, in the beginning, the Lord created human beings, he left them free to do as they wished. 15 If you want to, you can keep the Lord’s commands. You can decide whether you will be loyal to him or not. 16 He has placed fire and water before you; reach out and take whichever you want. 17 You have a choice between life and death; you will get whichever you choose.18 The Lord’s wisdom and power are great and he sees everything. 19 He is aware of everything a person does, and he takes care of those who fear him. 20 He has never commanded anyone to be wicked or given anyone permission to sin.