Be someone who give strength to others and not someone who zaps strengthfrom others. Peter had a future ministry of strengthening others and imparting life to them. But first, he needed to be converted. The word ‘convert’ means ‘to turn around,’ and it is often used for someone who makes a profession of faith. But here and in other places of scripture it is referring to someone already saved who needs to turn from something to Someone.
What do you need to be converted from?
This passage shows us three symptoms of someone who needs to be converted:
Strife is an indicator that someone needs to be converted.Verse 24 narrates an argument that took place, which was a contest for position. They had an ambition to be recognizedas a superior follower of Jesus. Rather than striving for position or recognition, we should be serving God by serving others. “And the servant of the Lord must not strive, but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach patient” (II Timothy 2:24). Are you someone who zaps strength from others because of strife? Or are you someone whose service to others imparts life, health, and strength?