Road to spiritual authority and leadership by Samuel Brengle :
"it is not won by promotion, but my many prayers and tears. It is attained by confession of sin, and much heart-searching and humbling before God, by self-surrender, a courageous sacrifice of every idol, a bold uncomplaining embrace of the cross, and by eternally looking unto Jesus crucified. It is not gained by seeking great things for ourselves, but like Paul, by counting those things are gain to us as loss for Christ. This is a great price, but it must be paid by a leader whose power is recognizd abd felt in heaven, on earth and in hell"
(Spiritual Leadership - Oswald Sanders, pg19)