Water, when it is going downhill, goes at a fast pace, but if required to go uphill, water loses its momentum and remains at a standstill. It must be pumped in order to force it uphill. Similarly, anything that conforms with the function of chaos theory operates at a much faster pace than in the God dimension of creation. For example, when Jesus was crucified, the process took just a few hours. When he was resurrected from the dead, it took three days.
Anything that is worth having generally requires a waiting period, often accompanied by additional concerted effort. Anything that arrives almost instantaneously and without effort should be suspect. The effort could have occurred in the past, perhaps over a period of decades, but it nonetheless can be deemed to have sourced the reward. Whether the effort is spiritual or physical is also of little import. In fact, spiritual effort often is of greater benefit to society than principally physical effort which tends to yield narrower benefits to relatively few people. Physical effort also flattens out over time, while spiritual effort multiplies exponentially.
In the end, when the waiting is finally over and you receive the reward, another period of waiting must commence because fruits of the reward must be planted in order to continue the rewards. When you stop planting, you stop receiving rewards and benefits, and you begin to forfeit God's promises. God's Word promises that his mercies are new every morning, but their capacity to materialize depends on whether you maintain a presence in the planting zone. If you remain in the planting zone, you should expect to have additional waiting periods in accordance with God's perfect timing.