When an athlete is running a race, he/she will look towards the finish line and not to the starting point, because they will lose focus.
When a farmer is ploughing a field, he will look forward, because if he looks back he will start ploughing skew.
These are two examples of where you should not look back, so why do we often look back at our past?
Of course, my friends, I really do not think that I have already won it; the one thing I do, however, is to forget what is behind me and do my best to reach what is ahead. So I run straight toward the goal in order to win the prize, which is God’s call through Christ Jesus to the life above.
Philippians 3:13-14 GNB
The Word makes it clear that we should not look back like Lot’s Wife did, and who looked back, only to become a stone pillar.
Choose not to look back to your past, because it is called “the past” for a reason!
Look forward to the life and calling God has laid before you.
The mistakes you made in the past turned into lessons. Take the lesson, but don’t let the enemy condemn you.
In conclusion, my friends, fill your minds with those things that are good and that deserve praise: things that are true, noble, right, pure, lovely, and honorable. Put into practice what you learned and received from me, both from my words and from my actions. And the God who gives us peace will be with you
Philippians 4:8-9 GNB
Look at the finish line (God) and run the race with passion and enthusiasm.