Regardless of our like or dislike of seat belts and affiliated laws, seat belts were designed to protect drivers and passengers in the event of accidents.
The intent is not to debate the benefit or detriment of wearing seat belts. However, it raises an important thought for leaders.
Spiritual leaders are to provide protection in the event of temptation, trial, struggle, and weakness. Our influence should create confidence in our ability to provide safety. What does this mean? Think about the similarities:
1) We must be there when the need exists.
2) We must connect with people to be useful.
3) We must protect without being uncomfortable.
4) We must signal when someone is unprotected.