"People aren't made slaves because of over-whelming power; they are made slaves because they trust someone else to take care of them."
Although I don't agree in every situation this is truthful statement, I do agree with her in the context of government providing for the basic needs of a totally capable individual. Same goes for the one who depends on parents to sustain them or those who feel life owes them something so they don't work for what they have, etc. It may seem like an easier road but what blessings and freedoms they are missing for not living life for themselves! Christ says in 1 Corinthians below: If you are able, break free!
Then taken in the context of scripture, to become a slave of Christ is to find freedom. Christ doesn't want us to be bound by the world or people or circumstances. He wants us to find our freedom in Him. To break the chains of bondage, whatever that might be in each individual's life, and grab hold of Christ's overwhelming power and trust Him to provide what we need. To be a slave in Christ is to experience divine emancipation! What freedom we can find only when we shed the chains of earthly bondage and become a slave of Christ!
1 Corinthians 7:21
Were you a slave when you were called? Don't let it trouble you--although if you can gain your freedom, do so. 22 For he who was a slave when he was called by the Lord is the Lord's freedman; similarly, he who was a free man when he was called is Christ's slave.23 You were bought at a price; do not become slaves of men.
I, Paul, am a devoted slave of Jesus Christ on assignment, authorized as an apostle to proclaim God's words and acts. I write this letter to all the Christians in Rome, God's friends.
I, Paul, am God's slave and Christ's agent for promoting the faith among God's chosen people, getting out the accurate word on God and how to respond rightly to it.