What I do is look for confirmation and ask for it. Something out of the ordinary to support my focus on what I believe is being revealed. The Holy Spirit really likes to surprise us with stuff like this. I had a prophetic dream years ago that was fufilled within 2 years and then continued to manifest, even now. Sometimes the revelation comes a little at a time as circumstances line up to fulfill the prophetic word. Every person is different and your life will align with the prophecies that the Holy Spirit is ready for you to express. Like trolley cars all going in the same direction
I am waiting for the next direction and don't have a clue. And I am 72!