When we get our eyes off of following Jesus, we get into trouble. We must NOT allow ourselves to follow anyone but Him, no matter how "wonderful" they may be. Nor should we take another persons "interpretation" of the scriptures for being truth, but instead we should take all things to Him who can show us the way.
God can speak to each one of us, IF we let Him and if we learn to trust Him to. He didn't send His Holy Spirit to guide a few "special" people, NO! He sent His Holy Spirit to teach us all truth, ALL of us who choose to follow, not just an 'elite' few of His followers. Learn to hear His voice.
What does Jesus teach us? Read the written word, ask for understanding, He will show you and He will confirm to you His truths. He has done this for us so many times over the last 10 years, directing us to different places, mostly on the Internet (yeah, I know, scary place). He is teaching us His ways, showing us the error of our ways, correcting and washing our minds clean from the errors we picked up along the way. We are often surprised at how much we once thought we knew has been absolutely wrong or twisted. So much still to learn....
Honestly, this choice to follow only Jesus' example isn't easy. There are so many times when we feel lost, confused or otherwise out-to-lunch as we struggle to understand what God is trying to teach us. We have had to say goodbye to comfort as we shed ourselves of the church system and the friends who did not understand. The things that once seemed so important have grown strangely dim and the pain lessened as the importance of them made way for the King of Glory in our lives. I tell you the truth, it is a painful, lonely, misunderstood path at times, but so worth all the hardship if it leads to knowing God more and more each day. Be encouraged for God is with you!