The name "Unfiltered" was spoken to my heart many years ago. One day, while I was sweeping my kitchen floor, The Lord stopped me in my tracks and said "Kirsten, one day you're going to do something for Me, and you will call it UNFILTERED."
Little did I realize then, how The Lord even in that moment, was speaking freedom over the very thing that I was not only in bondage to at the time ; but it was the area in which I would one day speak freedom to, for other women.
I lived many many years in bondage to what I call "Life's filters". Feeling addicted to the affirmation each filter brought me and believing I needed them in order to live through life. Not all of them were "bad" either. Some of them were what seemed to be "good" filters like: leading worship, getting promoted at work, being a gym fanatic etc.
Even "good" things, when used as sources of comfort and identity - can cause you not to address root issues in your life.
In 2017, it entered into my most vulnerable and broken state: mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. And to be honest how I got to that point was by the doing of my own hands. I was blind sided because the amount of "filters" I was juggling just to make through each day - caught up with me. I fell into a deep spiral of depression, sin, and anxiety.
I felt hopeless, I felt that I had sin beyond comprehension of redemption and mercy.
I remember feeling like "my life is over".
It was then, in my most broken place that bravery was born. In a place where I had nothing more left to lose, I learned to fight for my life like never before.
And by God's grace & mercy, I'm sitting here, typing this story.
I have a burning desire to proclaim to those that have no hope - THERE IS HOPE.
To those who are bound like I once was - THERE IS FREEDOM.
To those lying in their own bed of consequences - THERE IS STILL MERCY & PROMISE FOR YOU. For those who are having a hard time letting go of their own form of "filters" - WAKE UP! & LET THEM GO! IT WILL BE WORTH IT. And finally for those fighting for their lives as we speak - YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
I'm rooting you on, and I'll meet you at the battles lines of your heart sister.
These lipsticks are not "just lipsticks" - they are proclamations of God's goodness on my life and His no respecter of person - never changing character. In addition, proceeds of each lipstick will go towards organizations & ministries that impacted my life and the lives of many others.
This is my UNFILTERED story, in which I hope to inspire others to do the same. To live in the freedom that was rightfully purchased for them many many MANY years ago, by a man named JESUS.
The Heart of Unfiltered
The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me; He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted; To proclaim freedom to the captives. To bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, The oil of joy instead of mourning. The garment of praise instead of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, for a display of His splendor.