An idea popped linto my head today which helped me to understand sin better.
I have been confused as to why I sin even though I had been in or still are in a state of grace. It seemed to me that I should be protected somehow from sinning because I was in a state of grace. Of course we know that is not true but I kind of hoped it was true.
Being in a state of grace will not prevent or stop a person from sinning. I do believe being in a state of grace can remove alot of temptations but due to free will one can still sin. But, and this is the important part: Being in a state of grace gives a person the necessary willpower ( or whatever you want to call it) to not sin. Yes, grace helps us to not sin.
So now when I am about to sin I know for certain I can beat it if I want to.