Posted by: David D. Daggett | February 8, 2010

What’s Your Canaan?

What’s Your Canaan?

      Canaan was the Promised Land for Moses and his people. We all have our personal Canaan. We need to identify our Canaan and have a plan to get there.

This past week I was privileged to present the devotion at our monthly men’s church breakfast. I focused on the Book of Exodus and specifically referred to some of the beautiful verses in Chapter 15, after the parting of the Red Sea.

Most of us don’t have something as dramatic as the parting of the Red Sea, but we almost always have our own metaphorical desert to cross. Although we may not have been enslaved in Egypt, we still have our own destination of improvement and betterment in the various aspects of our lives.

Canaan became the goal, the destination, the vision. Whatever our personal Canaan is, we need to identify it as our goal or vision. Our Canaan can be an Ironman finish line, business success, family achievement, or spiritual development.

Once we have identified our Canaan, we need a plan, or a strategy to get there. In order to cross the desert we need a strategy that will work. As athletes we are familiar with training plans. We discussed training plans in Ironman Blueprint. We also need business plan, family purpose, and spiritual goals.

The strategic plan needs to be mapped out, thought out, managed, shared, and believed. There may be a desert to be crossed, but certainly all worthy pursuits have their challenges. The challenges we face simply make the results even more satisfying.

We all have a Canaan. We need a strategic plan to fulfill that vision. We all need leadership, guidance, direction, and encouragement along the way.

What’s your Canaan, and how are you going to get there? Set a strategic plan toward your vision and you will be on your way.

Heading toward Canaan,



  1. You really made me think and I like that. Great insights.

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