Just as the caterpillar goes through a process in order to become a butterfly, we as children of God go through a spiritual metamorphosis in order to fulfill our destiny in Him. Sometimes we don't understand our trials and tests, but the lessons within those tests are necessary to reach the goal.
Just like in school, we had to take different quizzes and tests in order to pass to the next grade level, the same applies with God. If we don't do the required work and we fail we have to either retake the test or repeat the entire class and who wants to spend more time in the same class than we have to? How can we go to high school if we don't pass elementary and middle school and how can we go to college if we don't fulfill the high school requirements?
This scenario is equivalent to our spiritual walk with God. If we don't go step by step, it's possible we could be crippled because every step has its requirements, its reasons and its importance. When we are going through our 'spiritual metamorphosis,' if God were to deliver us before we finished the test, we won't get the entire lesson we needed to learn. God does not want us crippled, but to be equipped with power!
To whom much is given, much is required, (Luke 12:48). The higher level of education you desire, the more discipline it will take to fulfill the requirements, the harder the tests and the more research you have to do in order to attain that degree you are seeking. It's the same way with God. The higher your calling, the greater your anointing, the stronger your teaching, has different levels of tests, trials, tribulations and something we really don't like, discipline! Whatever God has assigned for you to do, there are steps and levels that we have to take in order to get there.
Stand on faith knowing that eventually and at the right time during your spiritual metamorphosis, you will emerge as a powerful man or woman of God. Just think of your trials and tribulations as a process of the refiner's fire (Malachi 3:2). All of these things come to purify us, teach us and build us for the job we have to do. If we don't have the proper training, how can the work we do be effective. Going through a spiritual metamorphosis means that although we have to work hard and may have to endure certain things, it is for your benefit and for God's glory.
Be Blessed, Be Inspired, Be Encouraged!