When we don't consult God first (or at least early on) we end up having to deal with consequences we might not have to deal with if we ask Him right away.
When we ask Him for answers right away we let Him in on the process. We give Him permission to speak to us about what's going on.
Don't waste time. Ask Him now. Ask Him for the answers you seek.
And when God gives answers they might not be the answers wej'd hoped for but He will give peace with those answers.
"Seek the LORD while He may be found; Call upon Him while He is near.Seek the LORD while He may be found; Call upon Him while He is near." Isaiah 55:6-7