7 Keys To Making A Godly First Impression - Outline

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Lady Margaret Thatcher once said:

“I usually make up my mind about a man in ten seconds, and I very rarely change it.”

The late Maya Angelou said:

“When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.”

Seven keys to help you make a Godly first impression.

1.         Have fun and recognize every moment as an opportunity.

Proverbs 17:22

“A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.”

Proverbs 17:22 CEV

“If you are cheerful, you feel good; if you are sad, you hurt all over.”

Proverbs 17:22 AMP

“A happy heart is good medicine and a cheerful mind works healing, but a broken spirit dries up the bones.”

Ecclesiastes 8:15 TLB

“Then I decided to spend my time having fun because I felt that there was nothing better in all the earth than that a man should eat, drink, and be merry, with the hope that this happiness would stick with him in all the hard work that God gives to mankind everywhere.”

Proverbs 10:23 TLB

“A fool's fun is being bad; a wise man's fun is being wise! “

2.         Smile. . .let the fruit shine through

Proverbs 15:13 MSG

“A cheerful heart brings a smile to your face; a sad heart makes it hard to get through the day.”

Here are seven reasons why you should smile.

# 1       You’re uglier when you frown.

# 2       God smiles. . .so you should too.

Numbers 6:25 GWT

“The Lord will smile on you and be kind to you.”

# 3       When you smile. . .the Lord sends blessings your way.

Numbers 6:25-26 NLT

“May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you his favor

and give you his peace.”

# 4       When you smile. . .mercy comes your way.

Psalm 31:16 GWT

“Smile on me. Save me with your mercy.”

# 5       God is smiling on you. . .when you’re learning His Word.

Psalm 119:135 GWT

“Smile on me, and teach me your laws.”

# 6       When you’re down and out. . .God can make you smile again.

Psalm 43:5 TLB

“O my soul, why be so gloomy and discouraged? Trust in God! I shall again praise him for his wondrous help; he will make me smile again, for he is my God!”

# 7       When you smile. . .favor is in your life.

Psalm  67:1 NLT

“May God be merciful and bless us. May his face smile with favor on us.”

3.         Dress for success.

Coco Chanel said:

“Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.”

1 Timothy 2:9-10 NLT

“And I want women to be modest in their appearance. They should wear decent and appropriate clothing and not draw attention to themselves by the way they fix their hair or by wearing gold or pearls or expensive clothes.  For women who claim to be devoted to God should make themselves attractive by the good things they do.”

4.         On Time

Ecclesiastes 3:11 NCV

“God has given them a desire to know the future. He does everything just right and on time, but people can never completely understand what he is doing.”

5.         Listen

Genesis 27:8 NLT

“Now, my son, listen to me. Do exactly as I tell you.”

Jeremiah 22:21 AMP

“I spoke to you in your [times of] prosperity, but you said, I will not listen! This has been your attitude from your youth; you have not obeyed My voice.”

6.         Be a diligent worker

Proverbs 10:4 AMP

“He becomes poor who works with a slack and idle hand, but the hand of the diligent makes rich.”

Proverbs 12:24 MSG

“The diligent find freedom in their work; the lazy are oppressed by work.”

Proverbs 21:5

“The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness; but of every one that is hasty only to want.”

Proverbs 21:5 NLT

“Good planning and hard work lead to prosperity, but hasty shortcuts lead to poverty.”

Proverbs 22:29 AMP

“Do you see a man diligent and skillful in his business? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before obscure men.”

7.         Don’t Fake It. . .Be Genuine

Proverbs 21:29 MSG

“Unscrupulous people fake it a lot; honest people are sure of their steps.”

Job 33:3 NLT

“I speak with all sincerity; I speak the truth.”