When you consider yourself to be a victim – you give control of your life to someone else. (Condoleezza Rice, former US secretary of State)

The United States was born out of a hope for independence. That was a national issue, and it created a great spirit of personal independence among its citizens. Today,  however, while some still demand their rights as individuals, others seem to feel that their rights have been taken away, and they are victims of society. In God’s grace, there is freedom for all who depend on Him.

For you have been called to live in freedom . . . use your freedom to serve one another in love (Galatians 5:13).