I Feel Trapped in My Job — What Should I Do? // Ask Pastor John with Tim Keller


We were made to work, and we are happy only if we do work. But what should we do if our job makes us feel trapped, not fulfilled?

Once more, Tim Keller joins us over the phone from New York City to talk about vocation and work and his really helpful book Every Good Endeavor: Connecting Your Work to God’s Work. On Wednesday, we talked vocational misuse, when we think of work only in terms of self-fulfillment and self-realization. We talked about how that slowly crushes a person. This is a huge topic for parents desiring to train young kids for diligent labor.

In the book you write this: “Work did not come in [to creation] after a golden age of leisure” (36). Great point. Human labor is deliberately embedded into creation from the start. So speak to parents. Tim, how do I as a dad teach and train my young kids about the divine value of work?

Episode 1307: www.desiringgod.org/interviews/i-feel-trapped-in-my-job-what-should-i-do

Related Resources:

“How Your Career Could Crush You” youtu.be/1xYmFSSIcMc

“I Don’t Like My Job — Now What?” youtu.be/G40fWpxPJcs

“Will God Call Me to a Career I Don’t Enjoy?” youtu.be/jPN73lIHMbE

“Four Key Ways We Enjoy God in Our Work” youtu.be/K9dl4nCB3QE

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