Yet, yesterday a good friend stopped me in my tracks with a great question: "What does waiting look like for you?"
Preparation, however, is an attentive waiting. Preparation is a wait pregnant with purpose.
Rather than waste time on silly apps or however it is that we fill our time with anything but purpose, what if waited we meaning? What if we prepared? Rather than biding my time until God calls me to a congregation, why don't I continue to pursue a healthier lifestyle? Perhaps I should continue to read up not only on my thesis or my science-fiction guilty pleasures, but on how to help congregations transition to 21st century ministry. Practice preaching. Get acquainted with my synod. Pray for the people to whom God will call me. Foster healthy relationships with my fellow students here so that we might have better friendships as colleagues in ministry. Perhaps I should love justice and mercy more than the idea of a paycheck and housing stability.
Until then, we should not wait without purpose. We should prepare. And to prepare for the King, we should work to make this world look more like Christ's kingdom.