Reading through Philippines 1:12-20, we find a man in prison who is thankful and grateful for his circumstances. Looking at this passage, it can be hard for those of us who have gone through tough times to really understand that while Paul is in prison, he is still glorifying God and seeing the big picture in terms of how the gospel is spreading. Paul recognizes that his circumstances are a direct cause of people coming to saving faith in Christ.
When we look at our circumstances, do we see them in light of people coming to Christ? We are only to live to see Christ high and lifted up and whatever situation will bring that about is the one that we should desire. I pray that God will use my every situation to bring glory to Himself and to spread the word about Him.