Is it possible for Christians to have a prison sentence? What is a prison mindset? Captive mentality is developed when you stay captive for as long as you live for yourself. Israel was detained in Egypt for 400 years. They had built life there. As unpleasant and as limited as life may have been, it was their life. Some were born, lived their own lives, and never left Egypt.
Have we built life in captivity? As Christians were there when we had great hope and faith that God would do a great deal in our midst, but over the years, the hope has disappeared, and we have made little progress? If we have what is in detention. That is what it seems to have the faith defined by our constraints. They say that when someone goes to prison at first they hate the bars, then they use them, they trust in them. There are institutions. Their life is now built around their prison and they cannot imagine life outside.
I have a tendency to think that we have lived here to live up to our privileges in Christ Jesus, and we have been so used that there is something beyond what we are living now. If I do not believe that God is speaking to people today but I live under my privilege of hearing His voice. If I do not believe that God will heal people today, I will live up to my privilege of healing. If I do not believe that God can use me in His Kingdom then I will live by the fact that I am used to it. It is the mentality and the belief structure based on limitations, that is what I would call "prison mentality".
Now I said all this to say this. Your circumstances do not define you, they do not explain you and if you do not allow them to control them. You are not your situation, you have a situation but they are not who you are. If we see ourselves as a slave, will we not live like one? Your person is created by God not the circumstances. Your person in God was possible with the shed blood of Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit has been given to you to empower you to live beyond the boundaries of the circumstances. We are supernatural people. Which means that we are people who possess and in quality and quantity that enable us to limit ourselves in nature. It is time to react to outrageous faith again!