Independence is one thing that nearly everybody in the world is chasing after, everyone wants to be their own person not answerable to anyone. but the truth is we can’t be independent because we all need each other. Every profession has it’s own significance, this alone should be enough to show us that we need each other. before God does something He first tells his prophets.
Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, But he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets. (Amos 3:7)
Ladies and Gentlemen having someone who can tell you what to do (within the word of God) and you do it without any complain is a sign of humbleness and obedience to God because even Jesus acknowledged the leadership and obeyed even when he had to be baptised by a mere mortal and when He die for people who would not necessarily believe in Him.
But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me?And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered him.(Matthew 3:14-15),He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done.(Matthew 3:42)
And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.(Jeremiah 3:15)
God has given all of us leader/mentor/pastors/shepherds hence not having one is basically telling God that you are not his sheep but an omniscient lone wolf who can survive without him.
Leaders are very important because they feed you with knowledge and help you bring out your potential. As a human being you can’t see everything hence you need people higher than you to tell you what they see.