I LOVE this verse which I read this morning:
Live in such a way that you are a credit to the Message of Christ.
Phillippians 1:27a (The Message)
And I also like what Eugene Peterson said about it. He said essentially that more important than the circumstances of this place is the God of this place. So we should focus our energies on how we can live our best in the place we find ourselves since He is right there with us. That's a cool way to put it!