and reaching forth unto those things which are before,
I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:13-14 (KJV)
Paul gives us some sage advice here. He tells his readers how he handles difficult memories of their pasts. He relates that he strives to ahead and expends his time looking ahead rather than what is behind.
There is excellent advice in these words. We, as a society, tend to hang our hats on something that happened 25 years ago.
Warren Wiersbe explained the meaning as. “Forget does not mean erase from memory but it means that a person is no longer bothered by the memory.” (1)