Paul sat in prison as he penned his famed letter of joy, Philippians. Consider 1:20.
I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will have sufficient courage so that now as always Christ will be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death. (NIV)
Paul exemplifies the attitude of mature believers.
1. True Christians want Jesus to be exalted. (I eagerly expect and hope that ... Christ will be exalted.)
2. True Christians work to exalt Jesus in their own lives. (in my body)
3. True Christians accept that exalting Jesus may come through suffering, or even death. (whether by life or by death)