Maybe it’s my personality, maybe it was the way I was raised, BUT I do NOT like constant complainers. I’m okay with someone occasionally needing to get something off their chest, BUT nothing gets under my skin more than a person who constantly gripes and complains about everything. I’m not talking glass half empty people, who tend to not be as positive … I’m talking people who can’t even see their glass.
Here are a few things I don’t like about people who constantly complain…
- People who complain all the time are unhappy people. If you hang out with a complainer it will suck all the life and joy right out of you.
- Complaining takes no talent and no skills. Anyone can be a critic!
- Complainers never see the positive in anything only the negative. Everything is always bad. They say, “Gas prices are always SO high,” and “Food is SO expensive,” but don’t realize how blessed they are to have both. They could live in a perfect world, and still find something to complain about.
- Complainers can always “one-up” you and always have something worse than you. If you tell them that you had a tooth pulled at the dentist, it just so happens they had to have 4 root canals that same day. If your dog gets hit by a car, it just so happens that their dog was mauled on the front lawn by a lion, while all the kids were watching of course.
- It’s un-Christ-like.
- People who complain all the time only tear people down, and never build anyone up (Ephesians 4:2).
- When a complainer has a legitimate complaint you can’t take them serious, because they complain about everything. You don’t know when it’s a serious complaint or just another gripe.
- They are no fun to be around.
- They are always willing to point out the problem, but never willing to be a part of the solution. Do not ask them to help, it’s just their job to point out what is wrong.
- Complainers feel that their “gift” or “talent” from God is complaining and pointing out what’s wrong. I suggest they do what the one talent man did in the Bible and go bury their talent in a hole! (Matthew 25:14-30).
I guess I should stop now … or someone will accuse me of complaining about complainers. If you want to hear more about what God thinks of our complaining, you can check out this …
“Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe…” Philippians 2:14-15