For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blamelessin his sight. In love he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will. - Ephesians 1:4-5
This is profound, worth the time to read and ponder. And maybe hard to incorporate. But I'll try.
We as "Christian Followers of King Jesus Christ", turned away from our past lives of sin and put of Faith in Lord Jesus, so that we would not perish but instead be Blessed with eternal life in the "Kingdom of God", and that is our Hope and that is what we are "Looking forward too"!! No Looking Back to our Past Lives of Sin" John 3:16, Luke 17:20-37