Have you seen those black and white billboard signs with beautiful men and women that read, “I Make Sexy Teeth”? If you have, you already know a little something about the amazing Sabrina Harrison. She and her husband co-own Mint Dentistry, the company with those eye-catching advertisements!
The few times that we have crossed paths, I have always been struck by her kind, calming demeanor and the friendships that she has proactively cultivated with other women. She is also the founder of Equipped By Faith, a faith-based community created to equip and inspire through God’s Word and personal testimony.
Her words will inspire you, sis, and I’m so grateful she shared her heart with us in this week’s Q & A! Enjoy, enjoy, and before you go, please leave a comment of encouragement for her below!
- If you could describe this season of your life in one word, what word would it be? Why?
I am living in a season that I earnestly prayed for years ago… Things that once seemed impossible or audacious to even think of or believe for are now a reality I am living every single day. When I look back, I see how God has been pruning me, challenging me, and stretching me to be able to trust Him on this level. I have been praying for the courage to become who He is calling me to be and to do what he is calling me to do. And, I’m still believing God for the impossible today.
The impossible things God asks us to do have nothing to do with us. They will always be about Him. Apart from Christ, we are completely incapable of doing anything of eternal value. But God has a way of performing the most impressive achievements through the most unimpressive people—if we’re simply willing to be used.
In this season, my husband and I are believing for something that we know we cannot do alone or in our own strength. We need God to accomplish the seemingly impossible vision we believe He is asking us to pursue. We have the audacity to believe, pray, and act in the confidence that our God is a God of the impossible. God’s Word and His promises have become personal to us in this season of life. Our faith has been ignited and although we don’t feel qualified or have all the resources we need—we do have a deep desire to reach people in our city who are far from God and I believe we are perfectly positioned to reach them with the love and grace we’ve freely received ourselves.
Audacious faith does not eliminate doubt and fear—but we know God’s Word is a lamp unto our feet and a light igniting the path He is leading us to pursue. As we follow Him, God continues to reveal His power and provision one decision at a time. Faith has a way of leading us past our fears and reassuring us of God’s presence. The impossible will become possible as we carefully observe and obey the direction of the Holy Spirit. Faith will open our eyes to see our potential to serve God and people in ways we could never imagine ourselves. God really does use ordinary people for His extraordinary purposes if we will energize our efforts and focus our abilities on bringing Him glory!
- In terms of your career, before you knew you would be _______________, you almost . . .
Before I knew I would be Co-Owner of Mint Dentistry, I was actually on my way to becoming a nurse. But right before I finished the nursing program at UTA, I felt God leading me in a different direction. I had to surrender my future to God and pray over what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. All I knew was that I wanted to help people. Looking back, I realize, that all the time I thought I wasted in the medical field was actually preparation for my future. Later, I met the love of my life, Dr. Field Harrison who is the most brilliant entrepreneur I’ve ever met. Together, we’ve been able to use our business abilities to expand Mint Dentistry. Our main purpose in life is to help people. I had no idea I could “help people” in the marketplace. I never expected the “ordinary” opportunities and responsibilities of everyday life to catch fire in a way that could multiply our Kingdom impact and increase our influence. Mint’s success has been a complete miracle. We know it and don’t take any responsibility for its success. But because we surrendered this business and our lives to God for Him to use—we are seeing constant miracles in the marketplace every single day.
- In what ways do you ensure that your career path serves the purposes of God and encourages His people?
Our business is our ministry. My husband and I believe we are called to be a bridge between the church and the marketplace. Because of Mint, we have access to people that may never step foot inside a church. If we surrender our work to God, our everyday activities can take on exceptional meaning and have a massive impact in the lives of others.
At Mint Dentistry, our patients are our purpose. I have made it my ambition to cater to every single person that comes through our doors. Every office is strategically created to provide an exceptional experience, the best dental care, and a welcoming atmosphere. We are taking people out of pain and preventing future pain. To me, that is so rewarding in itself.
- Fill in the blank. I am not a very _____________ person.
I am not a very shy person.
I love people! I love getting to know the people I come in contact with and listening to their stories. Each of us is equipped with a unique purpose and it is a passion of mine to see others (specifically women) pursue their God-given destinies. It is one of the reasons I started Equipped By Faith Ministries—a gathering place for women of all ages, denominations, and races to pursue intimacy with God through connection with other believers. We meet together on the first Wednesday of every month and invite guest speakers to come and share their hearts, testimonies, and stories of God’s faithfulness. I interview every speaker in hopes that their story somehow connects and encourages someone in the room to pursue God in a deeper way. We are going on 4 years now, and it is still my favorite day of the month!
- Name your biggest strength and your biggest weakness? How has each served you as you’ve fulfilled your purpose?
Biggest Strength: My faith. I love prayer and I believe in the power it has to transform our lives. No prayer of faith spoken, whispered, or thought to our great God is a waste of time. No prayer or request is too big for our God. If there is no limit to what God can do, then there is also no limit to what we can dream or pray or accomplish in our service to Him.
Biggest Weakness: My biggest weakness is that I rarely take time to care for myself. As a mom, everyone else’s needs become a priority above our own. I can easily overwork myself and am constantly on the go—whether it be taking the kids to a sports practice or developing a new office model. I have had to make it a point to set a scheduled time for myself during the day—to spend time with God, read, and to work out and exercise. Prioritizing my own needs gives me the ability to offer the best of myself to my family, to my employees, and to God.
- When is the last time you laughed so hard that it hurt?
Our family recently went to Disneyland together on vacation. My mom has extreme FOMO (fear of missing out) for everything! She refused to miss out on any part of our Disney experience (which included riding the scariest, fastest roller coasters in the park!). We have a video of her first rollercoaster ride at 66 years old and it is the funniest thing I have ever seen.
- What has been the most difficult season in your life? How did you get through it?
My dad, Pete Martinez, passed away 2 years ago and it was one of the hardest seasons I have ever walked through. I thank God that I was able to be face to face with him right before he left this earth—and I’m grateful that as he left, he was surrounded by love. After he passed, I was in church with my family and Bishop T.D. Jakes prayed over me during the service and reminded me that my dad had not simply passed away, but that he had transitioned to heaven and moved on to glory. That day, I was reminded that though my father is no longer here with me—I will be reunited with him someday. It brought a reality to the fact that heaven is a very real place and gave me greater purpose to grow the Kingdom of God on earth.
- If this were your last year on earth, what would you want to spend your time doing?
I would spend every single day spending quality time with my husband and children. Loving God, my family, and the people He allows me to connect with along the way. I would travel with those I love and soak in the beauty of life.
- If you could make three wishes and there were no limitations on what you could request, what would you wish for?
1. That I would see the entire world bow down to the name of Jesus, reach their highest potential of faith, and be fruitful for His glory on this side of heaven—that we could see ourselves the way God sees us.
2. To be reunited with my loved ones that have transitioned to heaven.
3. Freedom for all. That there would be no hunger, sickness, disease, poverty, fear, brokenness, hate, racism, discrimination, addiction, or pain in the world.
These are constant prayers of mine.
- If you could tell your younger self anything, what would it be?
If I could talk to my younger self, I would encourage her to hold on to faith. What you believe about God will directly determine the legacy of faith and impact you will have in the world for the glory of God. Get a grip on the essential truths in God’s Word—His promises and who He says you are—then, hold on to those truths as you follow Christ in faith one step at a time. Believe that God is actually who He says He is and that He can do what He says He can do. Dream God-worthy dreams. Pray faith-filled prayers. Live a life that can only be explained by the existence of a great God who works all things together for the good of those who love Him in order to reveal His glory to the world.
*These blog interviews are designed only to be fun, informative and introductory. GB Ministries has varying levels of familiarity with each participant so their presence here does not equal our endorsement of or full alignment with theological doctrine or political perspective.