Following a dream takes courage. Dagwood has been in the same office job and carpool for a long, long time! He is avoiding pursuing his dream, it would change his world. He has a dream inside, but wants to keep eating pizza undisturbed.
God put ideas in Jeremiah's heart that needed to come out:
"Then in my heart it becomes like a burning fire
Shut up in my bones;
And I am weary of holding it in,
And I cannot endure it."
Jeremiah was mocked and beaten for saying what was inside him, but let it out anyway. Dagwood doesn't want his dreams let out, life would change.
Dream pursuit is frightening. Life changes. And, lives are changed.
How do we help our children have the courage to pursue God planted dreams? Give them a view of the world bigger than themselves and a home to think about what they see. Let them know that God is calling them to follow dreams that are just for them. Let's not be afraid of the tender spots and passions that God puts inside them, but help them discern and develop those ideas. Let's trust a trustworthy God that His call on them is good. It may be hard, but it is good.
Real life isn't about eating pizza.