“Forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before.” Philippians 3:13
Forgetting doesn’t mean losing awareness of the event. But from the standpoint in which JESUS intended, it means releasing the pain from the memory. Allowing all those unsettled issues that keep holding you prisoner, to be broken by the power of GOD. It is essential that we forgive those who hurt us. If you did the hurting, ask GOD to forgive you, HE will. Then ask the person that you hurt to forgive you. When you ask the person you hurt for forgiveness; that person may not want to forgive you, that’s okay. Because he/she does not have to forgive you, the fact that you made the effort is recorded in GOD’s book. Allow GOD’s transforming power to heal your troubled emotions and cut the cord between you and your past.
GOD has a wonderful future for you, but you can’t reach for it until you disconnect from the past.