But ensure you walk forward, not backwards. What the Lord God has for you is in front of you. It's not behind you. That was then and this is now. Now is of the essence, because our now becomes our future. We have to focus intently on what we are doing and the habits we are practicing, because they form the things in life that make us successful or not. What we do now forms who we interact with and who we don't. So yes the future is definitely important, but so is our now and we have to use our now wisely. It's forward preparation time. We have to walk now and continue on. We can stop every now and then to rest, but we must not get too comfortable. Push forward.
"Hear, my son [and daughter], and accept my words, that the years of your life may be many. I have taught you the way of wisdom; I have led you in the paths of uprightness. When you walk, your step will not be hampered, and if you run, you will not stumble" (Proverbs 4:10-12).
Keep going forward, now and forever.