The whole plan of God is built on free will, within certain limitations.
The name of the game, this whole game of life, is choices, constant choices! God sets choices before us all the time and then lets us make our own decisions and operate within certain bounds.
God’s Will is sort of like a tunnel. It confines us and restricts us to a certain area of movement and possibility. He keeps us within certain boundaries and limitations, but which way we go in the tunnel–left or right or up or down–depends a lot on us and our choice. There’s a certain leeway and allowance for variations of choice in the Will of God as long as it stays within the bounds which He has set. And though we are allowed to find our way through the tunnel any way we wish, we should be making progress with each step and not going backward.
The tunnel always leads in the right direction! It always has a goal! And of course there’s always the best even within the tunnel! When we yield to the Lord and let our choices be His choices, pleasing the Lord, delighting ourselves in Him, then we go His direction in the centre of His Will, following that light at the other end of the tunnel! Thank You Jesus!