Here’s a suggestion: Make some alone time and get quiet before God. This is why the monks and ascetics practiced the spiritual disciplines of fasting and solitude. It doesn't cause God to speak. It positions us to hear... or better yet, it helps us quiet ourselves.
Another thought... the path to our purpose is never a straight one. Faithfulness is following God even when it seems to be leading in the wrong direction. It always leads us to the place we need to be... where our life really counts! Sometimes we have to die to our plans in order to be able to live for His plans.