Have you tried running or driving forward while looking back? Except you're a stuntman there are two likely things that would happen, you end up in a ditch or cause a serious accident. I know at one time or the other we did one or two negative things in our past but choose to be like a car that has a smaller rear view mirror and a bigger windshield and drive on into the future. It's simply the devil's prank to show us our past yet the good news is that to God who is the creator of the whole earth, he has forgotten and forgiven you and it doesn't really matter because he has thrown everything in the sea of forgetfulness. Someone said, 'Looking back while moving forward causes strain on the neck and makes you bump into people not going your way'.
A wise man said, 'If you don't let go of your past, you will pass away with it. Friends I assure you I have been there, just remembering the dumb things I did in the past, things that whenever I think of them, a sense of guilt comes allover me but then I remember that I did a lot smarter things than dumb ones so whenever the devil comes with the profile of my past, first I show him profiles of all the good things I did and to knock him out, I simply tell him that by God's standing my past is past.
We humans are funny because we forget what we ought to remember and remember what we ought to forget, we forget that we have a bright future but remember that we had a very dull past. There are three phases in a man's life, his past, his present and his future. The past is past and nothing can be done about it, the only two phases that matter are the present and the future. A wise man said, 'Nobody can rewrite the past but such a person can ruin a good future by meditating on the past'. Another man mused that, 'You may not be able to turn back the hands of the clock but you can wind it up again'. Folks irrespective of your past, your future is a clean slate because it is yet to happen and the only person that can make it happen is you.
Henry Sidney Porter would have thought because of his past as an ex-prisoner for embezzling it was all over but this man proved to us all that it wasn't over till it was over. While in prison he read, studied and thought then started writing short stories for $100 a week in the dailies from there he wrote books that were bestsellers making him a celebrity. His story points to the fact that you can't keep a good man down. Negative thoughts don't have any power, it is we that empower them. So friends, let your past pass away and soar on into the future.