Philippians 3:13-14 (ESV)
13 Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
*Despite what some may think, we have not made it this far on our own. Even through our mistakes and disappointments, God has carried us through. Now, we choose whether we are going to follow Him, be obedient, or be patient. However, we are still assisted or followed by God no matter what we choose. However, the consequences depend on our choices. Regardless to what you have chosen in the past, we cannot take that into the future and base our lives off of what we have experienced. As long as we are living, we still have that option to get things right with God, follow Him, and still receive the opportunity to receive who and what He has for us. Let's press forward in Him, and not rationalize things on our own or base things off of out ability to lean to our own understanding. Press towards doing the right thing by God, and He will push you towards the desires of your heart.