Metamorphosis (noun): the process of transformation from one form into a completely different one by natural or supernatural means.
There is nothing worse than walking around and feeling out of place because you don’t connect with the job, activities, and/or people around you anymore. Doesn’t it begin to feel like the space around us is too tight? Well, it’s supposed to! The cocoon isn’t meant to be comfortable, just functional. The growing pains of change is always a sign of a new season in life. Don’t run from it! Be like the caterpillar who instead transformed into what was intended for it all along.
Every butterfly and moth first begin as a caterpillar. This radical transformation takes place in a chrysalis (cocoon) that allows the caterpillar’s old body to die inside and develop beautiful wings after a couple of weeks. The process can be described in three steps: Preparation, Reformation, and Transformation. Consciously or unconsciously, I believe that these steps occur in your life too.
Preparation is that nagging feeling that keeps you saying: “There has to be more for me than this?!” We then begin planning for a new job, relationship, city, etc. The definition of preparation is ‘to be made ready for use.’ During this time, God is molding you into the person you need to be for the new stage by changing your thinking, your mission, and eliminating negative behaviors/people. All these can’t fit into your cocoon when it’s time to transition.
Reformation is all about change. Everything in life is constantly moving and changing. You can’t hate change because the world and everything around you are always changing. The caterpillar has no idea what is on the other side of the chrysalis. They walk around with tiny underdeveloped wings tucked inside their bodies, though you could never see it. There is so much potential lying beneath your surface; however, radical change must first occur to morph those wings. What remains concealed inside you will never come out if you keep resisting the shift. You have to move and step into the unknown. Persevere with blind faith.
Transformation is the break through. Within the cocoons protective casing, the caterpillar radically transforms its body, eventually emerging as a butterfly or moth. This is not a painless process. You’re gonna have to literally break through. The real version of you is lying beneath every obstacle you need to conquer. Who are you going to be when it hurts?
Don’t be afraid to be transformed into who you were meant to be all along! The anointing that God placed down inside of you is in high demand. Get ready to morph.
2 Corinthians 3:18 – ‘And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into His image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.’