"Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past." - Isaiah 43:18
God has so many plans for each and everyone of us, but far too often we let our past mistakes, regrets, and fears, steer our lives. You can never move forward into the things that God has for you if you are holding onto the old things in your life. It's just like a sailor expecting to move forward though his anchor is still in the water - it doesn't work. Just as you cannot sail while being weighted down, you cannot move forward while holding on to the heavy burdens of the past. Pull up your anchor! Lighten the load! "Cast thy burdens upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved." - Psalm 55:22. If you cast all of your burdens, (new or old), to the Lord, He will brighten your life and finally make the rough waves of the sea be at peace. Throw out your old map and compass and start trusting in God to sail you in the right direction.