"Move on", "Keep kicking", these are two of the most commonly used phrases when giving or receiving advice about dealing with your past. Like many, I found myself taking these phrases literally. I "moved on", in motion but still, by definition of "on", attached to my past. And yes, I "kept kicking", kicking and fighting, throwing a mental tantrum because I was never taught how to properly deal with my past. This, is why I love the word of God!
Isaiah 43: 18-19 says "Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing! Now it spring forth; do you not perceive and know it and will not I give heed to it? I will even make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert."
The Lord desires for us to forget the things in out past that keep us bound, trapped and unable to move foward. He said "neither consider the things of old". To consider, is to think carefully about, especially in order to make a decision. God doesn't want us to constantly consult our past failures to make decisions about our future. He wants to do something new in our lives! Something fresh or existing for the first time, even something unfamiliar!