We don't choose seasons of wilderness - God does.
Things can be going along smoothly, when all of a sudden the rug gets pulled out from beneath you; a loved one dies, a friend betrays you, you lose your job, you lose your hope or your sense of purpose in life. You find yourself in a new and unwanted place, trying to find your footing, trying to get back to "normal". But returning to normal isn't the goal of the wilderness; being transformed into the image of Jesus is the goal.
.....wilderness is God's preparation for restoration.