"But forget all that --
it is nothing compared to what I am going to do.
For I am about to do something new.
See, I have already begun! Do you not see it?
I will make a pathway through the wilderness,
I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.
There are a lot of things in all of our past, some good and some bad. But God says to forget those things. The mistakes we made have been wiped clean and are not to be the object of our focus anymore. The good in us is also nothing because He has so much more planned. We are to lock our eyes forward, looking only to Him. The wilderness we perceive to be in is all a part of His plan. He is working even when do not see it or feel it but we have to trust His promise that He is making that pathway for us and as an added bonus He is going to give us a river to quench our dry mouth.
Are you so busy twisting your neck around to try to get one last glimpse of past victories or hanging you head low in sorrow of past falls that you can't see the "something new" He is doing in your life? Is God carving out a new pathway in your wilderness? Tell us about it.