Nothing gets on my nerves more when people say, "God will not get in the way of your free will." It gets even worse when people who say that come from Covenant Seminary. Seriously? You went to a PCA school and you say that? One of the many things that make me question the PCA.
I do understand to a point, however. I always knew God is sovereign and that he chose me for salvation. I did not choose him. But until last April, I thought I still had freedom. Then I was talking to a guy. He was shocked that I believed in predestination. "What about free will?" he asked. Then it hit me. You can look from Genesis to Revelation, there is no such thing as free will. If there was, only Adam and Eve had it and they lost it when they ate from the tree. God has always been the only free being in the universe and we are only clay made by him.
Some people like to say that God didn't want robots so he gave us free will. I used to believe that, too, but again, the Bible says nothing about that. God wanted people to worship him. And people sinned, and in his mercy he saved people when he didn't have to at all. And honestly, my faith was chosen for me, but I don't feel like a robot. I'm more free than anyone else who tries to live without God. I'll never be completely free until I no longer can sin.
Last one, this almost convinced me. A clever Arminian said that since God made us in His image that we have free will. Even if that was true, Adam and Eve still lost that free will when they sinned. You can't have freedom if you have original sin in your life and pass it on to all your children. And we are all children of Adam and Eve, so we all are born separated from God in original sin. We have no freedom unless God sets us free. If the Son has set you free, you are free indeed.