One of the biggest hindrances to a bright future is the shadow of the past. So many people choose to dwell on a past that cannot be controlled or changed. Our history is what it is, and no amount of regret or remorse can change that. Sir Winston Churchill once said…
“If we open a quarrel between past and present, we shall find that we have lost the future.”
The apostle Paul put it another way…
“Forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” ~ Philippians 3:13-14
Paul knew that you can never see the future as long as you are looking over your shoulder at the past.
Sounds like good advice to me.
Set your sights on the light of the future in front of you. You’ll find more peace in the promise of the future than in the problems of the past.