Whether or no you believe in free will, will depend on your level of awareness. At one level of awareness, everything you do in life is a personal choice. At the lowest level of awareness, choice is governed by circumstance. At a higher level of awareness, we take charge of our own destiny. At the highest level of awareness, everything is as it should be and “God” governs our choices.
What we do have, and the power of this choice should never be overlooked, is the will to choose whether or not we suffer.