The magnification provided by a telescope actually makes it hard to point to someting up there in the night sky. The higher the magnification the less of the sky you can see through the scope. There are also stars in the view that can not be seen with the naked eye making what you see in the scope different from what you see with the naked eye. Even findin a bright planet can be difficult.
One technique is to use a very low power eyepiece to find the object. After moving it to the center of the field, change to a higher power eyepiece. Repeating this process will get you to a high magnification.
Another method is to have a "finder" attached to your scope. A finder is a low pawer (or zero power) scope. Some finders also present a pattern like a bulleye to assist in centering an object.