13 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.
A key to moving forward into all God has for your life is to forget what is behind. If you hold on to the past you will remain there. In the Old Testament the first generation of the children of Israel once delivered out of Egypt kept looking back to Egypt and they did not go forward into the promise land God had for them. Only Joshua and Caleb let go of the past and were therefore able to enter the promise God had awaiting them. Stop thinking about, talking about, and focusing on your past and what is behind you. Stop seeing the person you used to be and start seeing in scripture who God has made you to be. Leave the past, yours and others where it belongs, behind you. Hold no grudges, forgive everyone including yourself for wrongs done. Recognize the power of the blood of Jesus is enough to overcome anything of the past. When you let go of the past you can then move forward by faith into what God has promised for you. Holding on to your past only hinders you ability to move forward into a new life.