Kill the Spider by Carlos Whittaker was a good book to end 2017 with. Though the book wasn’t long, it took me a while to chew through it.  To identify the spider in our life, we first have to acknowledge the cobwebs. Carlos explains the cobwebs in our life can be any of the following things: Gossip, Alcohol, Body Image, Approval Addiction, etc. Just to name a few. Each of these cobwebs have a spider, in other words, all our issues have roots.

Throughout the book, I could identify a few spiders in my own life, but thankfully, I’ve been able to walk away from them with a healthier mindset.  Not all struggles are bad, it’s when they become strongholds and we’re enslaved to them is the real issue and point to Kill the Spider. Recognizing them and changing our life moving forward is key.

Carlos describes his journey at OnSite to knock out deep-rooted habits that were hiting his relationships with others (primarily his wife and children) and with God. This journey included deep vulnerability and confession with complete strangers.

Questions to consider:

Who is a part of your journey you may be overlooking who can help you work through the rough spots?

What is holding you back from taking the risk to open up to other people?

What secrets are you keeping?

What spiders are masquerading as good things in your life? They’re there, trust me.

These are just some things Carlos helps you discover page to page. True healing though comes from confession and repentance. 

I highly recommend this book if there are habits or mindsets in your life that are holding you back from experiencing truth.

Are you willing to show up broken and ready?

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