Pressing forward is about pursuing after God by forgetting the mistakes of the past and pressing forward to what lies ahead. It is not dwelling on the past mistakes and trying to right them by pushing forward on the same path. The same path of frustration, hoping that by just working harder things will get better. Through forgetting the past and focusing on God, He allows us hope in a future that is focused on Him and not our mistakes.
Lord help me to focus on You and the future, not the mistakes of my past.
“No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us. Let all who are spiritually mature agree on these things. If you disagree on some point, I believe God will make it plain to you.” (Philippians 3:13-15 NLT)