You Are Where You Are For a Reason

12 Now I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that what has happened to me has actually served to advance the gospel. 13 As a result, it has become clear throughout the whole palace guard and to everyone else that I am in chains for Christ. 14 And because of my chains, most of the brothers and sisters have become confident in the Lord and dare all the more to proclaim the gospel without fear.”
— Philippians 1:12-26

Before reading, pray:
    Lord, give me an awareness of Your Spirit.
    
    Don’t ask God to deliver you from your situation, you are going through it for a reason. Ask Him to deliver you in it and through it. I have found in every place the Lord has placed me, and in everything that the Lord has allowed in my life, God’s grace is enough for me where I am. He does not need to deliver me from the situation I’m frustrated with, He desires to and has delivered me in it! What is the “in” that God has you in? 

Quiet yourself and Pray:
    God, Your servant is listening, please speak to me.

    In whatever situation God has you in, He has delivered you in it, and continues to deliver you in it today. 
    When I realize that I am weak and my flesh is evil, I find, that apart from God, this is my struggle, and God is my only deliverer (not was). He is the only source of my strength. God has taught me that His grace works, not so I can act like my deliverance never happened, but so I can praise God for His continuous provision. We cannot survive being in the darkness of this world without the strength of God. 
    We are in this world and only God can get us through this world until one day he will take us out of this world and bring us home to Him. This being true, who am I to act like my deliverance is complete? So long as I am on earth God delivers me in it, He is the source of my salvation. 
    Grow where you are planted. Paul rejoiced in His chains and he used them for the advantage of the Kingdom of God. Where has God placed you, what insurmountable obstacle have you found in your life? You are there for a reason, and God is strong! Rejoice in wherever you are, and use your disadvantages to win some for Christ. 

Be a light! Stars shine when darkness opposes them. You are only a light in your area if you are in your area (But not of it). If you are in (or surrounded by) darkness but of the light where you are you will shine. If you are where you are and you are not shinning you are still in darkness.