John 5:44 KJV
How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only?
Jesus gives here an exclusion of faith. Regardless of what a man might say he does or does not believe; believing in Christ, trusting Him, is impossible if we have desire for any honor other than that that comes from God only. Any honor that seeks both the praise of God and that of other men (even those who are professed believers) negates faith. It makes it void and in fact unreal.
We have got to abandon the desire for applause and recognition and seek alone that honor that God gives and no one else will.