God bless you,
This morning it’s going to be subtile subject but it is important that it is out there. First statement I will make is that we don’t follow men, we follow God. You affiliate at church not to follow the Pastor but so the Pastor can teach you how to follow God. The Pastor is just a (“humble”) servant that will water that seed that has been planted in you. That seed that motivate you at first to want more of God, to look for Him. All the miracles that happens in church, deliverance, breakthrough it is not the Pastors, leader, deacons doing… It is the Lord, the Spirit of God through them. They are being simply used for the service in the Kingdom of God. This is the ministry and purpose they are called for. There are different callings. (1 Corinthians 12:28) God is the one who called them.
Now you must respect your Pastor, leaders and deacons and honor them, appreciate them that they answered to the calling of God but their reward comes from God. What God started in you, He will finish it. Bible doesn’t say; God started it and men will finish it.. God is the Author and Maker of the whole creation.
In 1 Corinthians 3:4-9 the bible says:
4 For when one says, “I follow Paul,” and another, “I follow Apollos,” are you not mere human beings?
5 What, after all, is Apollos? And what is Paul? Only servants, through whom you came to believe—as the Lord has assigned to each his task. 6 I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow. 7 So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow. 8 The one who plants and the one who waters have one purpose, and they will each be rewarded according to their own labor. 9 For we are co-workers in God’s service; you are God’s field, God’s building.
Humility is required in the service of God. Bible says in John 3:30 NIV 30 He must become greater; I must become less. Stay humble in Gods service.
With loving regards,