There is a natural human tendency to place spiritual leaders on a pedestal and think of us more highly than they ought. This is dangerous for the leader as well as for those who follow the leader. One dangers is that it can create a wall between a leader and the layman. The truth is that all leaders are just as prone to sin as everyone else. Another danger is that when a leader is placed on a pedestal, it is difficult to meet up to many social expectations. Therefore, people may be setting leaders up for failure.
Embrace weakness, for in our weakness, Christ’s strength shines.
“9 Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 10 For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” (2 Corinthians 12:10, ESV)
“I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:13)
Serve in Transparency
“26 For consider your calling, brothers: not many of you were wise according to worldly standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. 27 But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; 28 God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, 29 so that no human being might boast in the presence of God.” (1 Corinthians 1:26-29, ESV)