Read John 1:19-28
This was John’s testimony when the Jewish leaders sent priests and Temple assistants from Jerusalem to ask John, “Who are you?” He came right out and said, “I am not the Messiah.” – John 1:19-20 (NLT)
Obedience requires that we stay clear on what God has called us to do, and not try to puff up our status or authority. This year, remember that the presence of God encroaches on any authority we think we have. Recognize that God is the only real authority in your life, and live that way in His strength.