Stepping Out In Faith: We Have A New Store


Why is stepping out in faith so hard sometimes? Even if you feel the nudging of Jesus, it’s just terrifying.

If you read the title, you know we have a new store. When I say we, I mean me and Jesus. But we will talk about the process of the store starting and stepping out in faith today. 

If you are like me, stepping out in faith can be terrifying. If that’s the case, you came to the right spot because this blog post is for you.

Stepping Out In Faith

Whether stepping out in faith with your job or your new enterprise, it is hard, especially when you want to control every aspect of your life.

I knew God was calling me to step out in faith with this new store at Artisan Mill, but doing it is entirely different. 

I had a million ideas, questions, and concerns running through my head. Will I make my rent? Will people like my stuff? What happens if not a single one of my journals sells? 

But what I had to do was take a step back. Remember where I’ve been and where I’m going, which leads me to step one. 

Step 1: Remember Where You Been & Where You Are Going

When we step out in faith, we often think of the worst-case scenario. Hint: This one time, God isn’t going to meet us where we are. (I can’t be the only one to think that!)

But stepping out, even if we can only see one step in front of us, develops our trust and the way we rely on God. 

This looked like knowing I want to help more women, more people like me. I want to encourage them and remind them there is a difference between being broken and feeling broken. 

I don’t want people to continue to feel what I used to. I want women to know that God can truly heal them. 

The only way to help more women is to remember where I’ve been and where I’m going. Sometimes, you have to remember that you’ve been here before, and you know what goal you want. 

I know my goal is God-honoring, so sometimes, it’s just taking a step out, which leads me to step 2: stepping out.

Step 2: Trust God Even With The First Step

Does anyone else get up and use the bathroom 500 times in the middle of the night? It’s like that when you take the first step with the Lord. Your room is dark; maybe you still have a nightlight like me, but you can’t see anything. 

You pray and go! You take that first step. 

For me, trusting with the first step looked like sending an email stating that I wanted to start selling at Artisan Mill and set up a move-in date. 

 You trust and go even when you can’t see anything in front of you or the first step. 

Which can be really scary at times. But you step and go. You just go for it and have faith. 

Which leads up to step 3, having faith.

Step 3: Have Faith

I have often been told that I have strong faith, which I agree with. But my strong faith didn’t happen overnight. Gosh, if it could be that easy!

Faith is remembering where I’ve been and where I’m going; it’s also stepping out and going for it. 

Knowing that when God calls you to it, he will see you through it. He knows your heart, your calling, and the deep inner workings of who you are. 

He knows when you are scared, disappointed, and excited. I mean he is Jesus, so he knows all things.

So, he fully knows that having faith might be a little hard for you. He knows it might be scary or you aren’t sure how it will all work out.

But I’m here to tell you it will work out. What God called you to will work out. 

I struggled to see how everything would work with Artisan Mill if I’m being 100 percent transparent. I had faith. I stepped out, and I remembered where I was and where I was going, but I didn’t see the same amount of sales as I was seeing at my other store. As I write this blog post, one of my stickers was just sold at Artisan Mill. 

It’s one of my favorites and perfect to share with you today.

The sticker reads, Kick butt and take names, Jesus’ way, of course

That’s what I want for you. I want you to kick butt and take names…Jesus’ way, of course, whether that’s in your faith or something else. I want that for you. 

I want you to have faith that whatever God calls you to, he will see you through.


Stepping out of faith is terrifying for any control freak like me. But once we do it, something happens. We remember where we have been and where we are going. We recognize that we just have to take the first step and that God will meet us there and have faith. This allows us to have a deeper relationship with the Lord and continue growing. 

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Ashley Marie

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How To Enjoy The Little Things In Life

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