It can mean anyone of the following:
1. To fall into sin or waywardness
2. To make an error or to blunder
3. To experience obstacles that allow us to fall
4. To trip in walking or running
5. To walk unsteadily or clumsily
6. To trip
God does not want us to stumble through life. God wants us to walk with Him through life confidently.
TWO KEYS TO AVOID STUMBLING
We need to know if there are any aspects we need to be on the lookout for. Proverbs tells us that to avoid stumbling we need to have two things:
1. Wisdom – Knowing and doing right
2. Common sense
Proverbs 3:21-23 have two goals: wisdom—that is, knowing and doing right—and common sense. Don’t let them slip away, for they fill you with living energy and bring you honour and respect. They keep you safe from defeat and disaster and from stumbling off the trail.
We need to take advantage of the wisdom God has given and the
wisdom He wants to continue giving us. Common sense is our ability to have
sound and prudent judgment.
We must use these keys that God has given us and they will help us walk without stumbling.