Part of the Mosaic Law says “Thou shalt not muzzle the ox when he treadeth out the corn.” Deuteronomy 25:4 …meaning to let the animal eat while he worked. 
For us I think this can be translated to: you can be blessed even in the midst of your work, that the reward isn’t just at the end. 
Being in Jesus’ presence for eternity doesn’t lessen the fact that his Spirit is within us now. We have our blessing in waiting. It is up to us if we choose to acknowledge what is already here.