It is Ok to try and make a name for ourselves, but it is better to allow the Lord to give you a boost in that department. Let Him cause you to be honored and respected in life. If we leave it to others. They might give you accolades today and curse your name tomorrow. People have no sense of standing together in unity these days. Unity only happens when you have given up most of your goods to be used. They align with you because they benefit from your involvement.
If He is lifted up by your service and testimony. Then He wont allow you to be buried by the lies and deceit. Break down your needs and let the Lord advise your steps. A son led by the Spirit, is not left to shame, because the Spirit will not lead you into a trap. He leads to life Eternal. He leads to good things, and to green pastures. The Lord is not setting you up to fail. He is giving you the strength to carry on. The fortitide to rebuilt what the enemy has destroyed. Work on what He has assigned you to do. If you teach and are not comfortable in front of large crowds, then start cell froups for Buble studies. Whatever the Lord has given you. He will cause it to grow and flourish. There is nothing you or I can do.