Many Christians spend hours looking back. And yes our past did help to make us what we have become in the flesh. In our soul--our mind, will, and emotions.
1 Peter 1:3-4
Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, for according to his great mercy he gave us a new birth to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an incorruptible and undefiled and unfading inheritance. It is reserved in the heavens for you.
In our born again spirit, our past is a nonstarter. We are one with Christ. Our future is now based on who we are in Christ. And we became born again because of the measure of faith we all have been given. (Romans 12:3 KJV)
As we become more Christ like in our flesh, in our soul, the past becomes less and less important to our today and tomorrow.
Our past is the obituary of who we were. We have a new life as born again believers in Jesus Christ.
Research is fun for some and with the internet it has become easy to do. We can look through scripture and other books to look at past times for patterns and find all kinds of reasons for what is happening today. We can even predict what may happen tomorrow but only God really knows that.
The more we stay in the past, the longer it takes for us to be who we are in Christ today. And the harder it becomes for us to have faith in God for our tomorrow’s.
Believe it and receive it.