The primitive fabric, quilt, craft shop we have opened is the beginning of something big. The same fears of both success and failure that I feel when I write and send material off to a publisher are the same fears of both success and failure I am experiencing as I start this shop.
Will I have enough customers interested in primitive decor, primitive fabrics, and in sewing, quilting, and crafting to keep my shop going? This question then brings up the fear of success and I ask myself if I can provide enough great fabrics, patterns, and ideas to keep up with what I hope will be big crowds of people loving the shop?
I have to rein in the spending until I have enough customer feedback to help me determine what will meet their needs. On the other hand, I have to have plenty of "stuff" to begin with to show my customers that I want to provide for their needs and that I have every intention of keeping fresh new inventory and fresh ideas coming their way.
Exciting stuff... fearing both the possibilities of great successes and anticipating the learning process from the failures will surely lead to something big for 2013. I have faith that God has not led me this far to fail but to succeed and prosper in His name.
"I know the plans I have for you.......declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11. NIV