We need to be a follower and then a leader because that will teach us more of the things that are important and will allow us to watch the leader over us and learn what they can teach us to apply to our own area of ministry in the future!
Understand that it's important to learn to respect your leaders, they were sent to teach you valuable lessons that you will benefit from and you can pass on to those who will follow you someday!
Think about the story of Moses and Joshua, Joshua was a follower of Moses and he had great respect for him and Joshua did whatever Moses asked of him to do, After Moses passed away it was up to Joshua to bring God's people into the promise land and he used what he learn from Moses to lead God's people!
That is what we need to do, we need to follow as Joshua did and prepare ourselves for the things to come until we step into the ministry that God has called us to!
Respect your leaders, offer to help them, don't ask why or complain, learn from them all they can offer, don't talk gossip about your leaders..you never know what they've protected you from or defended you when others have gossiped about you, and most importantly..build them up as they've built you up when you were once down! Be a helping hand to them and someday you'll have followers that will go far to help you!