I have a daily battle with a false Jesus who is the result of my own self-projections and the actual Jesus of the Scriptures. Today I decided to write these out for myself. Maybe they’ll be of help to you as well.

 False Jesus                                                  Actual Jesus

Jesus rejects me.                                          Jesus accepts me.

Jesus hates me.                                            Jesus loves me.

Jesus tolerates me.                                       Jesus wants me.

Jesus resents me.                                         Jesus likes me.

Jesus blames me.                                         Jesus affirms me.

Jesus mocks me.                                          Jesus celebrates me.

Jesus harasses me.                                      Jesus comforts me.

Jesus bullies me.                                          Jesus protects me.

Jesus leaves me.                                          Jesus helps me.

Jesus avoids me.                                          Jesus welcomes me.

Jesus scares me.                                          Jesus strengthens me.

Jesus bribes me.                                           Jesus encourages me.

Jesus shuns me.                                           Jesus greets me.

Jesus guilts me.                                            Jesus acquits me.

Jesus bothers me.                                        Jesus notices me.

Jesus tests me.                                            Jesus serves me.

Jesus fails me.                                             Jesus honors me.

Jesus ignores me.                                       Jesus sees me.

Jesus hurts me.                                           Jesus heals me.

Jesus overlooks me.                                   Jesus changes me.

Jesus forgets me.                                       Jesus remembers me.

Jesus condemns me.                                 Jesus forgives me.