Why Do I Stumble and How to OvercomeWe understand that the law is good, that it was given by God to help man to know how to live the right way of life. It can be summed up as love toward God and love toward our fellow man. But sometimes we fall short. We might say we stumble. And when we do we recognize that we have sinned it‘s a gut check. “O wretched man that I am” comes to mind. This is found in Romans 7:24. In this message we look at why we stumble and how we can overcome. In Romans 7, Paul uses his communication skills to speak to the brethren. In verse 1 he uses the pronoun “you” to get their attention. In verse 5 he uses the pronoun “we”. Conveying that includes all of us. Then in verse 7 he uses the pronoun “I”. So when we read it today, the pronoun “I” opens our mind that this is meant for me. Verse 15 asks the question, “Why do I do what I hate? Why do stumble?” The answer is that we have a powerful adversary who is called the prince of the power of the air. This individual has the ability to influence our minds. Even though we try to be careful, we can drift away from God, from His way of thinking. When we do, we stumble and sin. Sin separates us from God, but through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ we are able to humbly come before God in prayer and ask for forgiveness. Our only hope to overcome and not be led astray is to build a strong relationship with God the Father. We build our relationship through prayer. Every day we should take some time to be in a private place where we can pray undisturbed. We should also pray as we go about our day, quietly to ourselves. We live in a very stressful time. We must use our minds to think about Him and to pray to Him, wanting Him to be with us. Always remembering that He is a loving Father.