Fast Track - nine months of training to be given a deeper understanding of Christ and our call as leaders in our ministry, marriage, job, and whatever else God calls us to. This has been what FT has been for me. Overall it was an awakening to a lifestyle that is lived as a sacrifice out of a love for Christ and for His people. FT inspired me in my prayer life to be intentional in my prayers especially for those that I lead. It has built in me the desire to study and read more, things that I possessed already but just needed some relighting. One of the greatest things FT did in this areas was make me want to know the Word not just for my benefit but more so for the benefit of those I’ll be leading. It has really been nine months of being around great examples of what a leader looks like and training in how to model that. If the teaching weren’t enough we also had an awesome family as a living example of the teachings, I don’t say that lightly either, I think a lot of what drives me to walk the things we learned was seeing the example of the outcome of walking these things out.
These last 9 months have been nothing short of absolutely life changing. As I look at my life 9 months ago and compare it to who I am today, I am amazed at God’s love for me. Each and every day during FAST Track, He drew me closer to himself and gave me deeper revelations of who He is and who I am in and with Him. I learned so much over the past 9 months that I would not have learned so easily if it wasn’t for FAST Track. This program has definitely helped me and prepared me for my future. I am very excited to say that my future has never looked so bright. With God on my side, nothing or no one can stop me!
At the end of August of 2014 we kicked FAST Track off with three days of Encounter—a chance to break off some things that had built up in our lives and dispel the lies that had influenced who we thought we were. In these three days we got an introduction to the humility, submission, and the power that is evident (and being instilled) in the lives of leaders who have dedicated their lives to God. This new leadership perspective opened my eyes to a whole new way of thinking—a way of thinking that has completely transformed who I am. That weekend truly changed my life.
Since starting FAST Track, The Lord has gently been molding my heart into one that is in tune with His style of leadership; Servant hood. Before FAST Track my mind-set on leadership was a more prideful and “me focused" but through the teaching, application, and by the Holy Spirit, more of a humility and genuine love for others has been grown in my heart. A desire to lay my life down and see others be who they were created to be, and spur them on to their destiny.
How do I put words to the last nine months of my life? It’s been intense! I learned things about myself that I wasn’t pleased with but glad they were brought to light so I could work on them. It was a time of stepping up, taking responsibility, sanctification, and keeping my mind and heart in check while learning to love more deeply and serve more like Christ.
F.A.S.T. Track has helped us establish the foundation of our household as well as our marriage and our ministry together. Our lives are intertwined—and our ministries are taking the same shape in our first two years of marriage. We have learned specific strategies of how to lead together and we have discovered more of God's heart for us and His people. We want to encourage any couples who are thinking of taking this step to go for it if God is stirring your heart.
Since F.A.S.T. Track I am not afraid to be vulnerable in front of my leaders and my friends; in a way that I share my thoughts and ideas without being afraid they will be shut down. Now I do not see myself as a weak, failing, never doing anything right person anymore. I see myself as the strong woman he has made me, the beauty that he has put inside, and the joy that he has placed in my heart to share with others. Iit is a wonderful feeling to know that God cares for me just as I am with all my flaws and mistakes and yet He see me as more than I see myself; and I am so grateful that he has shared with me some of what he sees in me through this F.A.S.T. Track experience.
During F.A.S.T. Track, my heart was changing seeking opportunity to allow God to work on these areas. I’ve found that I value others more and my relationship with God is increasing. My heart is to Lead like Jesus no matter what I feel. After all He qualifies the called, not call the qualified. (Lead like Jesus book) Another thing that I was struggling with is a purpose and a vision. I had thought about it a little before F.A.S.T. Track, but now I have one. To be used of by God to encourage the body of Christ to be who they are meant to be and to bring joy and love to everyone that I meet so that they will know the Father.
Our next session of CrossWalk begins September 2017.
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