Taking a gap year before entering college or the workforce gives students the opportunity to think more deeply and intentionally about the person God is calling them to be. It is a chance to be a part of seeing God's Kingdom come, and His justice reign in a way that is hard to do once one enters academia. And it is a chance to see the world and gain an understanding of the diverse body of which we are a part.

 

And it is good for your education and career:

Universities like Harvard encourage it

Data suggests you'll get better grades in college