The secret is to always be connected with God and remember that I am here because it is His plan. Honestly, returning home and leaving everything now is not an option.
I experienced compassion fatigue three years into my tenure. Most social workers burn out within 2-3 years of working in high pressure environments. And, I realized my lack of self-care and single-minded focus on improving the program was literally killing me, I had to make some drastic changes.
If you know someone that has given their life to the work of the kingdom, remember that just as you, they have struggles, doubts, concerns, and they need just as you, encouragement and earnest prayer.