I just feel to declare today that in the grand scheme of things, I know nothing.
I also feel to declare that the greatest leader is God. The only true Leader. Prophets are not leaders. Prophets are teachers. As for truth, true prophets point us to Christ and free us from leaders. I am persuaded that nobody speaks for God, but God does speak to us individually. When someone speaks to us by the power of the Holy Ghost, we must hear that Spirit–not the man. It is then that God speaks to someone, and that no man speaks for God. Even when a man says “thus saith the Lord”, it is measured the same way. I don't believe that phrase is meant to be understood that the man is speaking for God. It is my understanding that God will speak to us individually through the power of the Holy Ghost. God speaks for Himself.
1 And now I, Nephi, cannot write all the things which were taught among my people; neither am I mighty in writing, like unto speaking; for when a man speaketh by the power of the Holy Ghost the power of the Holy Ghost carrieth it unto the hearts of the children of men.
2 But behold, there are many that harden their hearts against the Holy Spirit, that it hath no place in them; wherefore, they cast many things away which are written and esteem them as things of naught. (2 Nephi 33)
I only hope to persuade any one person to awake from their slumber and arise towards their duty to God. Follow the light, the Holy Spirit, the mind of God. This should be your only guide. God is the Leader. In everything there is a choice to be made. My efforts are to always point to God, for He knows all things.
Sometimes we look to a prophet or authoritative figure to validate truthfulness or credibility. The truth is in the words, and God will validate them through the Spirit. When Christ was on the earth, there was no visible, bona fide authority that He had (Isaiah 53:2). He was/is the truth and the light.