Let’s get real about whiners and complainers: you probably won’t be able to stop their whining and complaining. What you MIGHT be able to do is stop them from whining and complaining to YOU.
Also, if you are the guilty party, you can stop yourself.
This sign at our church office works pretty well, too:
Don’t be THAT guy. You’re better than that. Let it begin with you.
I’m asking you to commit to a day of no whining.
“A whole day?”
Yep. A whole day.
Start out with just a few minutes, then a few more and so on.
If you want to take it a step further, police yourself. Give a dollar to anyone who has to listen to you whine or complain today. That may just shut it down right there.
“Let your conversation be gracious and attractive so that you will have the right response for everyone.” (Colossians 4:6 NLT)