And this is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, “Who are you?” He confessed, and did not deny, but confessed, “I am not the Christ.” (John 1:19-20, ESV)At the time of writing this Gospel account, there is the possibility that John the Baptist still had a following. Part of what the Apostle John is doing is making sure that people understand that John the Baptist was not the Messiah, the Christ.
But neither are any of us. We are not the saviors. We are not the ultimate heroes of the story. We are not the ones that people need in their lives. We are not anyone's hope, nor should we be. What people need is Jesus. Like John we should constantly point to Him in all that we do.