Ultimately seeking knowledge is for the purpose of knowing God, Allah, being close to Him and worshipping Him.
It’s not about status, leadership or recognition by the people.
We should follow the footsteps of the prophets and the righteous.
So first and foremost we have to remove ignorance of the fundamentals of the religion (Deen) and develop God Conciousness (Taqwa).
Then we can while actualising the knowledge teach people and give good counsel to the family, friends and the community, God Willing (Insha’Allah).