1 Peter 4:12-13; Romans 12:1-2; 2 Corinthians 3:18
Growth requires that you lose in order to gain. If you have weak muscles and want to make them strong, you need to go through tough exercises that can lead to the breaking of muscles so that stronger ones can grow. To be an adult one needs to lose the child and grow into adulthood.
The G-force (growth force) is the force that occurs between the gravity that is trying to hold you down and the opposinG-force of acceleration that is pulling you up. We as human beings and the world itself do not want things to change; we want to resist the change the Spirit of God is bringing into us.
The growth force is the transformation we go through when we come to Christ. Growth doesn't feel good and neither looks good during the transformation stage. Sometimes we even wonder if anything good will come out of it.
Sometimes God will take you as a caterpillar and put you in a cocoon and you will be thinking that in that cocoon he is placing you there to rest. Unknowingly you enter that place expecting to be still and at rest. Once you are in the cocoon you begin to lose your legs, your eyes grow bigger and you start forming wings, during that small space in the cocoon where you can't move. God is busy working on you.
During your transformation it seems like God is taking away everything that made you feel great as a caterpillar; he removes your many legs, your eyes and all the parts that you used to use. Once the transformation has started there is not turning back, you have already lost all the parts you could use for survival as a caterpillar and the only way to move is forward.
It's the same with us; we could lose everything that we thought made us great for Gods transformation to take place. Has God ever moved you into something you thought was a shining moment but suddenly everything around you looked like the opposite? Unexpectedly everything falls apart; friends you once thought were dearest to you disappear, you lose the house and everything you invested in it, and on and on. The dream you have been dreaming suddenly seems to turn against you.
The G-force is now upon you and with the power of acceleration it might cause damages; if you do not know the truth you might even try to turn back. The best way to be transformed is to open up to the one who started this process (God) and stand with this God face to face. We've got to move on onto the image of the One who called us.
When we begin to change, the people around us who never experienced the same things begin to hate us and consider us the enemy. Joseph's brothers didn't hate him until he was different from them by his father stating that he was his favourite son, thereby making him different from his brothers. Joseph didn't look like the call of God was working on him when his brothers turned against him. But the G-force was on Joseph; he lost everything but he kept moving up. Jesus said, if you want to have, you have got to give and if you want to live you have got to die first. It takes God to worship God. God is the one doing the transformation; all we have to do is to follow the trajectory. It takes God to love God. It sure takes God to transform you into a god.
"For he is not a man, as I am, that I should answer him, and we should come together in judgment. Neither is there any daysman betwixt us, that might lay his hand upon us both." (Job 9:32-33 KJV). We have a daysman, a mediator, who lays his hand upon God and upon us, that we may be heard, that we may survive the G-force.
The Bible says He sits at the right hand of God, interceding for us, (Romans 8:34). You can survive the G-force only through the One who is taking you into it. God has to see Himself fully in us, and this happens only when we die unto ourselves and become more like Him. For the seed to grow into a big tree, it has to go into the dust. And only after it has died it can start to sprout out, grow and bear fruit. And again when the growth of a tree has reached its pinnacle the whole thing starts again, the seed has to fall again onto the dirty ground. We are being transformed into His likeness from one degree of glory to another (glory according to His definition).
The glory of God is His image in us and the only way to become more like Him is to have more of Him in us. The image of God we have comes from what we imagine Him to be. What you think is what you become. If you think more of God, you become more like God. When you are changed you become a new creature.