Isaiah 43:18 Forget the former things, do not dwell in the past.
Anatomy review: We have two eyes in the anterior portion of our bodies.
Our heads will not turn completely around to the backside.
We do not have rear view mirrors.
While it is possible to take steps
backwards, our feet point forward for easier movement in that direction.
bodies are designed perfectly! God designed us to look forward,
literally. Our eyes point ahead of us. In order to see behind us, we
must turn our whole body around. We cannot look at what is behind us
and what is in front of us at the same time. God wants us to view the
events and decisions in our lives in the same manner--looking forward.
He does not want us to dwell on things of the past, particularly the
negative and hurtful things, bad decisions and sin. He intends for us to
look and move forward, distinctively toward His kingdom.
looking into the past is unproductive and extremely tiring. Allow God
to help you forget the past so that you can look forward. Keep your
feet pointed ahead and take your steps in that direction. No walking
backwards. No looking back.
Isaiah 43:25 "I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more.
does not look back upon our sins and past mistakes. In this verse,
"for my own sake" tells us that God forgives us purely from the love
that he has for us. He remembers them no more so that we may be new creations as we move forward to the advancement of his kingdom.