Throughout history, many people have had a period of their lifetime when they felt like they entered a “wilderness.” The word wilderness is defined as “an uncultivated, uninhabited, and inhospitable region.” A wilderness can be physical, emotional or spiritual where we feel off-center, uncomfortable, anxious, or even alienated from others. Before we look at some biblical examples today, we will review two secular examples of great individuals who went through a period of time when they were in the “wilderness.” Here’s the key… when one experiences a journey into a wilderness… they come out of it either better or bitter.
Greg Thomas is the part-time Pastor of the Cleveland, Ohio congregation. Ordained in 1981, he has served in the ministry for nearly 40-years and assumed the role of Pastor in January 2011. As a certified leadership consultant Greg is the founder and president of weLEAD, Inc. Chartered in 2001, weLEAD is a 501(3)(c) non-profit organization and a major respected resource for free leadership development information reaching a worldwide audience. Greg also founded Leadership Excellence, Ltd in 2009 offering leadership training and coaching.