A thin line exists between the two and leaders are challenged to recognize the difference. How?
Know the book. When knowledge of God’s word is weak, leaders will not know if something is Biblical or not.
Seek wisdom through prayer. This is not a prayer before a meeting, but a “without ceasing” approach to seek God’s guidance.
Ask the right questions. Asking why we do something opens a door to greater understanding.
Be patient. Decisions should rarely be made in one meeting. Give it time, but be careful not to procrastinate.
A few steps will help us determine the difference in what is unscriptural versus uncomfortable.