The gates of your prison were torn down when Christ died on the cross.  You can allow Him to break your personal chains and walk out the door, or you can sit in the dark in your shackles only seeing light flickering through the doors and windows.  Freedom must be received.  New bondages must be avoided.  Obedience leads to greater freedom.  Realizing a deeper death to self on your cross is the path out into a new bright day of full freedom.

“It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery.” Galatians 5:1 (NASB)