And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.
God had, long before Israel came out of their bondage in Egypt, promised them the land of Canaan as their territory. After some time in the wilderness, they were ready to possess their promised land, and He gave the command that they should wage war against the inhabitants. The elders of the people felt it was necessary to first spy on the land before making any moves, and they sent twelve spies. On their return, ten of the twelve spies had a negative report to give. According to them, they were incapable of taking over the land because the inhabitants were giants, and they were like grasshoppers. Re-read our anchor scripture and take note that they were first grasshoppers in their sight before they (assumed and believed) they were grasshoppers in the sight of their enemies. They had a wrong assessment of their worth, and they paid dearly for it.
In the performance of our jobs and assignment, we must have and work the right perception of our value. Confidence is non-negotiable.
Do not be distraught and break down at the sight of their [hostile] faces, or I will bewilder you before them and allow you to be overcome
Jeremiah 1: 17 AMP
The Father resides in us. We have received special abilities/gifts for our jobs. We are bound to perform excellently well because we are prechosen for our jobs/assignments. We are not ordinary. We must have this engraved on my mind.
At our workplace, if we work in accordance to the biblical rules of work, then that place needs us more than we need them, even as Laban needed Jacob more than Jacob needed a dwelling place and sustenance. Our Father can take care of our needs without our work/job. We are not beggars looking for a means to survive. We are sons of a King working because we are out to make a difference and change lives. Just as Paul said to Timothy, we must not let anyone despise us. It is our responsibility to stop people from belittling us, and we do so by first knowing our worth. We must move with that sense of confidence, and then let them know we know our worth.
We must not let others actions to make us belittle ourselves or our assignments. The One that gave us the assignment and empowered us to do it is greater than all. To let men dissuade us, make us doubt our abilities/gifts or belittle our assignments is same as claiming such men are more powerful and wiser than our Father (who called us, empowered us, and gave us that assignment).
Work with confidence! Speak with confidence! Carry an air of confidence!
Know your worth!!
Titus 2: 15 Tell [them all] these things. Urge (advise, encourage, warn) and rebuke with full authority. Let no one despise or disregard or think little of you [conduct yourself and your teaching so as to command respect].
Judges 6: 14 And the Lord looked upon him, and said, Go in this thy might, and thou shalt save Israel from the hand of the Midianites: have not I sent thee?