Tonight I was reading in The Book of Mormon of how he was led by God to accomplish his commandments. Here is the verse in 1 Nephi 4:6:
6 And I was led by the Spirit, not knowing beforehand the things which I should do.
The thing I want to point out is that Nephi tried two different ways to fulfill God’s commandment before being led by the Spirit and not knowing what to do. This isn’t a rule by any means, but the principle is that the Lord may expect us at times to do what we think is best before providing a solution. Obviously if He gives you a solution right away, do it! But don’t be surprised if the Lord allows you to think for yourself. He gave you a powerful thing called a brain so use it!