Are We Helping others or Helping Ourselves?
Are we helping others and edifying Christ's church or only "helping ourselves" at the expense of others and Christ's church?
Remember the words of our Lord Jesus Christ in Matthew 16:18-19, "And I also say to you that you are Peter [whose name meant "small pebble"], and on this rock [large stone] I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. 19 And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”
True authority comes from building on rock of Christ, and operating under spiritual authority. Jesus is building His church, not your individual ministry. Everything else is just "selfish ambition or conceit," regardless of the good intentions.