Looking back robs us of what God has prepared for us. Looking back has the potential to bring us back to a place of bondage. Regret is a debilitating emotion. The ‘good old days’ always look good, because over time we have conveniently remembered the positive and overlooked or forgotten the challenges.
With God the best is always ahead of us. We have to believe that the best still lies ahead, no matter what the past may have looked like.
The ‘rear view mirror approach’ is not where things are happening. That should be your concern. The size of the windscreen in a car is much larger than the size of the rear view mirror. The reason for that is that there is far more ahead than behind and that should be our focus and priority.