Whiners Aren’t Winners
Complaining is SO easy. I mean, seriously, there is just so much to complain about – the jerk who cut me off while I was driving, the guy at church who wears so much cologne my eyes water when I get within ten feet of him, the ridiculously low lighting at my favorite restaurant. I complain when I don’t get what I want, when I am uncomfortable, when people do things the wrong way (= different from how I would do it). And I can TOTALLY justify my complaining. I should be comfortable and happy and pampered. Then everything would be fine and there would be no need to complain. Right?
But here’s the problem: We ALL feel like this sometimes. (Some of us more than others.) And so we become a colony of self-absorbed whiners who just annoy the snot out of each other all the time. Because, I’ll be honest, my blog today was going to be a complaint about complainers. Until I realized the hypocrisy of that. Somebody has to to stop it. Some of us have to say, “Enough! No more!!” Because if we wait for life to be perfect to stop complaining we will NEVER stop complaining.
So how do we stop whining? We need to start thinking of others, putting their needs above our own. Worry about the comfort of others more than our own comfort. Keep our mouths shut when a critical thought comes to mind. Choose to look at people and see the good in them rather than being so quick to point out the negative.
“Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.” Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky.” ~Philippians 2:14-15