Many people find great purpose and satisfaction in their work. Your job may make use of your unique gifts and give you a tangible sense of helping those around you flourish. Or perhaps your work is not enjoyable, but you know it is serving a cause you believe in, and therefore worthwhile. But what if your work is none of these things? Is it wrong to stay in an “unfulfilling” job just because you need the paycheck?

In this roundtable discussion, TGC Council members Ryan Kelly, Julius Kim, and Darryl Williamson discuss the relationship between work and material provision. They talk about ways that mundane work can become infused with purpose and about what sorts of truth we need to preach to ourselves when working in a job we don’t enjoy.