Prepared and waiting.
Even the Lord, who was "more intelligent than them all," waited. (Abr. 3: 19.)
The Lord's counsel to all is that they must not "run faster than they have strength." (Mosiah 4: 27; also D&C 10: 4.)
There is no rush to receiving an audience with the Lord. When it happens it is always in His own time, His own way, and according to His own will. (D&C 88: 68.)
We must ask. Then we wait upon Him. If He waited, what makes you think you are entitled to rush ahead without paying a similar price to develop the necessary patience in waiting on the Lord.
Abraham was promised children, but waited decades to receive the promise. Anna and Simeon were promised they would behold the Lord's Messiah, but were both well stricken in age before He came. (Luke 2: 25-38.)
Recognize the Lord alone will determine the timing. Our responsibility is to trust in Him and await His will. We can ask, seek and knock. He cannot respond unless we ask, seek and knock. But having done so, then we trust in Him to decide when He will make Himself known to us.