Did you kw that God actually wants your problems? You don't need to fix things up or try to make your life look pretty before you hand it all over to Him. The Bible says all our good deeds are like filthy rags, anyway; so who are we kidding? God desires for you to turn your life over to Him completely. The only thing He needs from His children is complete and total surrender. Only then will we find our purpose and become who He created us to be. Through her genuine and transparent stories, Lenae Litzinger invites you on a heart tugging journey as she learns to start letting go of her fear and pride. The Gift God Wants includes personal stories that center around the main theme of giving yourself completely to God by listening to the Holy Spirit, embracing brokenness, and surrendering your sinful will to Christ. You will find her writing style inviting as she lets you take a peek into her soul while she passionately shares the work God is doing in her life. As a teenager, Lenae's desire to control things and appear perfect began to consume her. She wanted to be perfect, and, indeed, thought she was pretty close most of the time. She actually believed perfectionism was a blessing and was proud that she possessed this trait. She followed the rules well, yet peace and joy came from a life like that. It was incredibly stressful day in and day out. She felt that she was always falling short and was plagued by fear and constantly comparing herself to others. It was during college, when things started to fall apart and perfectionism couldn't hide her sin and pain any longer, that the Holy Spirit began to pound on her heart. What followed were seven more years of spiritual lessons as she questioned just what it meant to let God break her heart and to pack all of her hopes, dreams, talents, fears, sins, and failures in a figurative box, put a bow on it, and give it to God as a gift.
Lenae (Peer) Litzinger grew up in Maryland, the oldest of five children. Her varied passions and interests have taken her from college fine art and exercise science major, to jump rope team coach, to personal fitness trainer, to art teacher, to wife and stay-at-home mom. Currently, Lenae lives in northern Virginia with her husband Randy and two daughters.