“וּמֵעוֹלָם לֹא שָׁמְעוּ לֹא הֶאֱזִינוּ עַיִן לֹא רָאָתָה אֱלֹהִים זוּלָתְךָ יַעֲשֶׂה לִמְחַכֵּה לוֹ”
“From of old no one has heard or perceived by the ear, no eye has seen a God besides you, who will make for those who wait for him.”
The aspect of ‘waiting’ related to the work that the soul does all her life in this world to complete her correction and earn the rewards that awaits her in the world to come. A simple example would be a person that works the entire month, waiting for his pay at the end of it. He will do his best work in order to earn a greater pay and benefit. Even though he doesn’t get paid everyday, he knows and works hard until the ‘payment’ day.
The word for ‘waiting’, ‘מחכה’ has the same letters as חכמה, ‘chokmah’,’Wisdom’. The root of the word is ‘חכם’, meaning ‘Wise’. The wise ones know how to wait.
Those who don’t do the work are moved to a harder work area or totally replaced when pay day arrive.
Daily Zohar # 2366 – Mishpatim – How to wait for 'payday'