I decrease, HE increases. There is no room for both. The more I focus on and exalt God, the more truth I will see, the more power I will receive and the more beauty I will behold.
To advocate means to speak in one’s defense. If I am advocating for myself in an argument, it’s at that time difficult to show love. It’s loving kindness that leads to repentance. Can we ever expect repentance from the one we are arguing with? I’ve noticed with my husband, my first response can to be to advocate for myself and expect for my husband to simply concede and respond in love. Does this technique work for you?
The more I expect from my husband, the more The Lord shows me what He expects of me. The answer here is to plead our case to our Heavenly Father and He will give us wisdom and power and The Holy Spirit will do the advocating, the convicting and the healing.
But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. John 14:26
Or do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God’s kindness is meant to lead you to repentance? Romans 2:4
He must increase, but I must decrease. John 3:30