The apostolic is not the singling out of ‘great men’ or the establishment of kings to reign over others. It is the moving of the Spirit of Christ among His people to give them their genuine identity and purpose.
The genuine apostle is not defined by man’s system and culture of the church. It is the reification of the church into something approaching ‘god’ that helps spread the illusion that an apostle is some kind of wunderchurch builder.
There are those who have an innocent and pure heart. They serve Jesus with humility and without constant reference to themselves, their mission and their ministry. They live in peace and they simply minister. Life flows from them quietly, lovingly and without the thrashing about that accompanies the self-important.
A necessity for leadership is ability. God gives us ability in particular areas. If in a certain area of endeavor the other knives in our draw are all sharper than we are, we need to consider that maybe we are not the leader here and that some one else is.