The message I heard this past Sunday was "Stop complaining". Just stop. You know our words have a powerful influence on others. Just this morning I experienced some complaining and whining first hand with a caller. The talk was all negative and it was hard not to join in. But I didn't. It was like this person was offering me a huge vat of poison to drink. He was being a goat.
I understand the power of words, both spoken and written. So I am not going to complain about complaining. I just encourage you to not to. It really can eat at your attitude, your co-workers, your perspective and worse yet your heart.
Something I learned as a child was:
Is it true?
Is it right?
Is is necessary?
If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say it. Phillippians 2:14 says, "Do all things without complaining and disputing." There really is nothing else to say except don't be a goat.