Do everything without kvetching or arguing, so that you may be blameless and pure children of God, without defect in the midst of a twisted and perverted generation, among whom you shine like stars in the sky, as you hold on to the Word of Life. Philippians 2:14-16 (Complete Jewish Bible)
Webster defines kvetching as continuously complaining. Wikipedia defines it as needlessly whining or complaining. I would dare say that kvetching could loosely be translated into bitching.
It’s time to stop kvetching about the work it will take to get into shape. It’s time to stop complaining about how you look and feel. It’s time to stop bitching about giving up the foods that are making you gain weight. It’s time to do something.
Kvetching, complaining, and bitching not only make us feel worse about ourselves but it wears on those who love us.
For a moment, I want you to imagine how you would feel if you heard someone talking about your daughter or best friend like you talk to and about yourself. Would you be willing to stand there and listen? Not me! I’d be spittin’ and fighting’ mad! And I definitely would not hold my tongue!!!!
Yet, we spend hours kvetching, complaining, and bitching about ourselves while the Holy Spirit, our spouse, our daughters, and our best friends listen. And those around us are afraid to say anything at all because they know that we will respond in anger and frustration.
I truly believe that as you and I get into the best shape of our lives that we will shine like stars because not only will we look good but we will be pleasant to be around!
I mean no offense with the language I’ve used in this post. I’ve used this word because I honestly cannot think of another word that truly defines how we talk about ourselves. But if you want a few synonyms, here they are:
- fed up