therapist or redeemer

"[we think:] How much better life would be if a certain situation or relationship were different! Meanwhile, God says that what needs change most is us!

Is Jesus my therapist or my Redeemer? If he is my therapist, then he meets my needs as I define them. If he is my Redeemer, he defines my true needs and addresses them in ways far more glorious than I could have anticipated.

We turn Jesus into someone whose goal in life is to make us feel good about ourselves. "

Timothy Lane & Paul Tripp, How People Change