I once asked my dad how to know the will of God. He gave me a few Bible principles that have served me well. Here they are for your consideration.
1. Listen for God in stillness - in general, don't expect to hear God well when you don't slow down and make some quiet space to hear Him. Psalm 32:8
2. God's instructions are daily and moment by moment - Isaiah 30:21
3. I need to WANT to do what He tells me to do in order to hear Him. If I just want His ideas about the way forward so I can evaluate them and decide if I'll do them, then I'm not ready to hear His direction for me. Romans 12:1-2
4. God will pour desires that align with His heart into yours and then give them to you. Proverbs 3:5-12