With his very haphazard Photoshop skills Kyle introduces the concept of Overcoming by looking at some common situations we find ourselves in.
RUNTIME: 3min 34sec
Prompts to get you thinking and responding to Mashy GFX Overcoming
In your group, share about a time you were in a difficult situation. What was going on? Who was involved? How were you feeling?
Describe the outcome of the difficult situation you shared in Question 1. Were you an overcomer, did this particular difficult situation get the beer of you, or are you still in this situation?
Kyle tells us that overcoming means to defeat or succeed in controlling or dealing with something. In your own words, tell the others in your group what it feels like to overcome something.
Focussing beyond and keep moving forward are the two things Kyle suggests that can help when going through a difficult situation. Have you done either of these to help you through a difficult situation before? If yes, was it helpful? If no, what did you do instead, and was that helpful?
Lyds shares a very useful catch phrase that reminds us about the importance of Overcoming.
RUNTIME: 4min 15sec
Prompts to get you thinking and responding to Catch Phrase Overcoming
Have you ever been in a difficult situation and you’ve found it really hard to see a way through it? Chat about that situation with the people in your group.
On a piece of paper, do a quick brain storm of all the ways people behave when they are going through a difficult situation. Now decide which ways are helpful and which are unhelpful for overcoming.
Discuss what Lydia means when she says, “We become overwhelmed and can feel ‘stuck’ ”.
Practice the Catchphrase - ‘Mana Tu, Mana Toa, Mana Ake Ake’ and ‘Focus beyond’.
How does ‘focussing beyond’ help when we’re in a difficult situation?
There have probably been times when you’ve been an overcomer and other times when you haven’t. Describe how these two outcomes felt for you. If you’ve only felt one way and never the other, make sure to listen to the others in your group.
Take a moment to think of a difficult situation you may be dealing with right now. It might be a big one like a conflict with friends, or it could be like having to walk home in the rain. Using that situation, practice ‘focussing beyond’ then share what you came up with.
Stu shows you how to make something that reminds you about Overcoming, the catch is he only has 3 minutes to do it.
RUNTIME: 4min 58sec
Prompts to get you thinking and responding to 3 Minute Do Overcoming
Stu has a difficult situation ahead of him, making a Jacob’s Ladder in three minutes, when even in the practices he hasn’t managed to complete it. What do you think makes Stu try, even though he knows he probably won’t overcome it?
When we want to be ‘overcomers’ in a difficult situation it helps to ‘focus beyond’. What did Stu do to ‘focus beyond’ and help him be an overcomer in this 3MD?
Stu didn’t complete the Jacob’s Ladder in the three minutes. Discuss what Stu could do next.