IMO, God could not be overthrown by any will, free or otherwise. The idea that God must control us in order to reconcile us is not an absolute logic chain by any means. God could set us totally free(which He hasn't yet, but He is in the process of doing) and still win us with the glory of His love and goodness eventually.
As I see it, the glorious liberty of the children of God is TOTAL FREEDOM FREELY YIELDED BACK TO GOD IN LOVE.
That is why we needed the law to show us the law doesnt work.......love does.
The truth is probably more like, God has given us enough rope to hang ourselves so that He can teach us how to yield our will to love. If I was intent on fellowship with someone I would want them to want to, not be forced to.
So also, in the love between a man and a woman, each wants the other to love them because they see the beauty within them and WANT TO share it, not HAVE TO. God seeks to AWAKEN OUR LOVE as a betrothed. His acts will continually lead us into places where we are meant to choose His love- or go one more time around the mountain.
Many verses have been presented that a reasonable, honest person could read towards man having been given a will by God. We just don't all see them the same- and that's OK, this is only a discussion :o)
I don't see how God could create man in His image and not give him a will.
The whole story of the garden is about how God set man up to disobey, so that He could teach man that love is the perfect obedience.
In fact, I think it is impossible to love without a will, or to give freely that which we have freely received.
The way I see it, Love aligns the will of man and the will of God in one accord- and then the glory falls and restoration and reconciliation multiply. They walked in the glorious liberty of the children of God. No one among them had any need. They were chosen, elect to discipleship and sonship, a learning process in which they matured as they yielded. Indeed, the whole creation is so ordained :o)