Your past or current situation does not determine your future destination. Forget what lies behind. Don’t hold on to past memories that will burden you down and bring bitterness to your soul. Don’t see yourself as the person who you were in the past, and do not entertain thoughts of regret. You are no longer the man or woman that you once were. Release those who have hurt you. Unforgiveness will hinder the Lord’s work in your life and will bring sorrow, guilt, shame and regret. Release those who have lied to you and lied about you. Those haunting memories are preventing you from moving forward as you are holding on to worthless thoughts of situations which no longer exist. As you release your past, you will no longer be tormented with fear. As you align yourself with the Lord’s plan, those debilitating memories will diminish, and He will give you beauty for ashes and the oil of joy for mourning. He will restore the years of pain and sorrow. (Elaine Travolacci).
Isaiah 43: 18-19 Do not remember the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.
Philippians 3:13-14 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead,14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.