The beginning of two nations.
Throughout the bible we see how God takes people, full of errors, and raises them up to do great things for his kingdom. Jacob, the younger and weaker of the brothers, coerces Esau into giving up his birthright. Then, later, Jacob with his mothers help, deceives his father. Despite Esau’s self-centeredness and despite Jacob and Rachel’s deceit, they are all used to bring about the promise of ‘nations’.
What were you designed, created, to do? Will you do great things in God’s kingdom that resonate loudly that or will your footsteps be quiet ones, ones you won’t see until later? Have you heard the call? Are you listening?
Don’t worry, God’s time is perfect, and even if you are refusing to hear Him, His will will be known to you and you will complete the tasks you need to complete. Rather than run from his callings or ignore them because they frighten you or don’t fit into your plans turn to God, fall on your knees and say, “I accept this call”. Then do the best you can. Neither Abraham nor Rachel knew where their answered prayer, the pregnancy, would lead. Nor did they understand what their actions in raising their sons would lead to. They only knew God had heard them and answered them and now they had to do the best they could do.