I’m not a person who looks back too much, but I do look back to see how I’ve grown spiritually. I remember how I caught fish last year and see how I can improve my fishing this year. Last year’s fishing was great!
I think looking forward is the best way to live. Reminiscing about the past can be dangerous. Remember Lot’s wife. Our success in a spiritual life comes only as God’s people go forward, as we make constant advancement.
It’s hard to turn our backs on the things of this world. We need to focus totally on Christ. January receives its name from Janus, a so-called Roman god that has two faces looking in opposite directions. Being two-faced is fatal in Christian growth.