TAKING GROUND: Dakota Elliott

Dakota Elliott - Flip Your Focus

Numbers 13:27-33 NIV “They gave Moses this account: “We went into the land to which you sent us, and it does flow with milk and honey! Here is its fruit. But the people who live there are powerful, and the cities are fortified and very large. We even saw descendants of Anak there. The Amalekites live in the Negev; the Hittites, Jebusites and Amorites live in the hill country; and the Canaanites live near the sea and along the Jordan.” Then Caleb silenced the people before Moses and said, “We should go up and take possession of the land, for we can certainly do it.” But the men who had gone up with him said, “We can’t attack those people; they are stronger than we are.” And they spread among the Israelites a bad report about the land they had explored. They said, “The land we explored devours those living in it. All the people we saw there are of great size. We saw the Nephilim there (the descendants of Anak come from the Nephilim). We seemed like grasshoppers in our own eyes, and we looked the same to them.””

Joshua and Caleb were looking at the same giants, the same fortifications, the same problem.


  • “We seemed like grasshoppers in our own eyes, and we looked the same to them.”

  • It doesn’t say “we were”.

What was the ten spies focus on?

  • Expectations

  • Their own ability

  • Their strength

Flipping your focus is acknowledging your source

What was the two spies focus on?

  • His Calling

  • His ability

  • His strength

If we want to Take Ground in our marriages, in our workplace, in our children’s lives, in our schools, we have to FIRST flip our focus.

The Israelites spent 40 years in the wilderness because of the wrong focus.

Your best life, your future, the ground that God has destined you, and this church to take can only come when we FLIP OUR FOCUS.